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Victoria trickeri. An interesting member of the water lily family that is characterized by enormous leaves, often six feet across and edges stiffly erect to the height of three to eight inches. William Tricker introduced this plant in 1894. The foliage is light green with purple under-surfaces. The entire under structure of the leaf and stems are covered by thorns. The flowers are enormous, opening a creamy white the evening of the first day, and closing the middle of the morning. On the second day the flower opens about four o'clock in the afternoon and is colored a deep pink. The fragrant flowers smell very much like ripe pineapples. It can be grown in the large or medium sized pools. The plant is a very fast grower and if given the correct growing conditions will rapidly become a spectacular site in any water garden pool. Read about the amazing discovery and fabulous characteristics of Victoria trickeri in Tricker's 1101 Water Gardening Questions and Answers. The plant does not require high water temperatures as other Victoria species. Shipping: Since Tricker's propagates the Victoria from seed each year at our nursery, the plant is typically sent separate from other ordered items. Once the plant is strong enough to transplant and grow in your area, you will be sent an email once shipped. Good luck and we are sure you will enjoy one of the most unusual plants in the Plant Kingdom!
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