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Astraea Tropical Water Lily

Astraea Tropical Water Lily
Astraea Tropical Water Lily
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Item #: 10-1075

Astraea is an old time favorite water lily here at Tricker’s nursery! The attractive blue coloration in the petals is most outstanding and makes an abundance of these beautiful blue flowers during the growing season. The pads are a deep green above and tinged purple beneath. The blossoms are a very attractive blue and are star shaped. The petals are blue shading to white at the base. Stamens are an attractive yellow against the blue petals. The blue flowers are held high above the water level and can be seen at a distant!   

Background: The name Astraea is found in Greek mythology and translated as “star maiden”.  Astraea and her mother were both personifications of justice and she was considered the last of the immortals to live with humans. She fled from wickedness of humanity and ascended to heaven and became the constellation Virgo and the scales of justice she carried became the nearby constellation Libra.  Astraea is a cross between two select water lilies: N. zanzibariensis hybrids. 

We are sure you will be pleased with such a wonderful water lily! 

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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.