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1930s Blue Beauty at Tricker's

The photo shows a page from the 1932 William Tricker, Inc.® Catalog. It shows, in the bottom left hand corner, William Tricker's Blue Beauty.
Blue Beauty's description in the Tricker 1932 catalog: In color this variety seems to reflect the blue of the summer sky, with stamens marking gold lines over the petals. The flowers are larger than most of the tropical lilies, and come freely and continuously all summer. A collection without Blue Beauty will certainly lack one of the best day blooming varieties.
This is the Tricker's Blue Beauty that you will receive from William Tricker, Inc.ģ Note the beauty of the buds were also captured in the display!

Tricker's 1935 Catalog shows a pool with Blue Beauty

The water garden pool shown above was displayed in Tricker's 1935 catalog. It was shown to offer a collection of water lilies that would bloom for 24 hours! Since water lilies typically close in the afternoon, the choice of a night bloomer was important. The water lilies in the drawing are Blue Beauty (blue blossoms at the top), the red flowered night bloomer Emily Grant Hutchings (center), and Chromatella (hardy yellow flowered).
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1930s Blue Beauty at Tricker's Selections

Blue Beauty - Tricker Water Lily Hybrid
'Blue Beauty' is our most popular water lily and in high demand. (See and read about Blue Beauty displayed in our Tricker catalogs from the 1930s click on image in web site or full view). read more...

Reg: $29.50

Today's Sale: $24.50

Save: 17%

Chromatella- Hardy Water Lily
Chromatella. One of the best yellow varieties. This world famous Marliac hybrid received the Award of Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1895 and is considered one of the oldest and most dependable hardy water lily today. read more...

$26.50 ea.

Emily Grant Hutchings - Night Blooming Water Lily
Emily Grant Hutchings. This beautiful red hybrid was produced by George Pring in 1922 and named after the wife of the secretary of Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, Missouri. read more...

$24.75 ea.

Exquisite Mixed Duet - 2 Lilies
A collection of two very exquisitely colored water lilies, one hardy and one tropical. A pair that is a must in every exquisite water garden. read more...

Reg: $55.40

Today's Sale: $45.99

Save: 17%

General MacArthur Trio - 3 Lilies
This special popular trio of water lilies has been a favorite for decades and continues to be a special Tricker offer. It is a true RED, WHITE, and BLUE patriotic favorite! You will receive three popular and attractive water lilies: 1. read more...

Reg: $81.60

Today's Sale: $62.80

Save: 24%

Duet of Fragrance - 2 Water Lilies
Here is a delightful combination of two very fragrant tropical lilies. A must for a small pool or combination with other water lilies. read more...

Reg: $54.00

Today's Sale: $44.50

Save: 18%

Blue Ribbon Special - 5 Water Lilies
Tricker's Blue Ribbon goes to the following five tropical water lilies grown in our historic greenhouses. read more...

Reg: $135.35

Today's Sale: $112.80

Save: 17%

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