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Bob Trickett - Tropical Water Lily

Bob Trickett - Tropical Water Lily
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Item #: 10-1003

Bob Trickett. In 1949, George Pring, famous hybridizer of the noted Missouri Botanical Gardens, introduced this hybrid named for water lily expert Bob Trickett from England's famous Kew Gardens, London. Flowers are large campanula blue, with yellow center, and are cup shaped. Leaves are large round, green above and red with green veins beneath. Bob Trickett worked with the famous hybridizer George Pring. During the beginning of World War II, in William Tricker, Inc.'s 1942 catalog a photograph of Bob Trickett with a quote "During trying times there is no more worth while diversion than growing water lilies and aquatic plants. There is something about the beauties of a water garden which gives one a mental escape from the troubles and tradegies of the world and fills us with renewed confidence in the eternal triumph of right." We are sure you will feel the reward and honor growing his named water lily this year!

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America's Oldest Water Garden Specialist established in 1892
In the later 1920s and 1930s Tricker delivered aquatics locally via trucks to customers. This practice is still done today in newer vehicles.

William Tricker, Inc.® is a leading grower of aquatic plants and supplier of water garden products and aquarium supplies. Our aquatic greenhouses have produced superior aquatic plants for over a century. Our customers have been receiving quality guaranteed aquatics, some free,that make Water Gardening easy and fun to do. Purchase with confidence at Tricker's.

Tricker's Has a Long and Interesting History
Blue Beauty Water Lily 1896 Tricker Hybrid

William Tricker (1853-1916) was an originator of commercial water lily culture in the United States. He began experimenting in the later 1800s growing and hybridizing water lilies. He improved the shape, colors and hardiness of these beautiful aquatic plants.

In the early 1890's, he hybridized magnificent water lilies gave him a reputation as a lead grower of aquatic plants. He established a water lily nursery and company. In 1892, he introduced the first William Tricker catalog. This rare 1892 William Tricker Catalog as well as other water garden historic relics are still with the company.

Many hybrid water lilies were introduced and named by these noted individuals and are still available today. Some are unique and "first of a kind" in their respective classes and can be purchased from William Tricker, Inc.®.

You can still enjoy these spectacular Water Lily hybrids and witness the beauty observed long ago when we had time to ponder nature's miracles. Volumes of information about the accomplishments and dedication of the individuals that contributed to the success of Tricker's can be written.

Tricker's introduced many new water lily hybrids as well as developing fancy fish and ornamental fish propagation, fish remedies, water pH testing, aquatic fertilizers, fish food formulations, and the manufacture of aquariums and accessories.

Tricker's is, indeed, a company to trust to send you lovely live water lilies and aquatic animals suited for your picturesque water garden.

Member of Aquatic Growers and Suppliers of Water Garden Products

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, U.S. National Park Service

Read more about William Tricker and the historic water lily nursery at this link.