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Botanical Name: Nymphea 'Attraction'
The Nymphea 'Attraction' water lily was hybridized in 1910 by M. Marliac, one of the most popular hardy water lily hybridizers in history.
There are many varieties of the 'Attraction' water lily. Customers loved the Attraction because of the beauty that it brings to the pond.
The perennial 'Attraction' has one of the largest blossoms of all the hardy water lilies. It received an Award of Merit by the Royal Horticulture Society.
Appearance. The glowing red flowers are surrounded by rose-tipped, white-flecked petals. The flowers become deeper red in color and more striking with age. The stamens are of a rich mahogany tipped yellow and sepals are white wit tracing of rose.
Benefits. The leaves offer a landing pad for bees seeking water. The pads provide shelter for your aquatic life. Algal growth can be inhibited by the shade from the lily pads.
Growing Conditions. Full sunlight (over 6 hrs) or partial shade (sun 2-6 hrs). Acidic loam or silt soil less than pH 6. Standing water, not flowing or moving water. Needs 3-6' space for growth.
Size: Flowers may grow to be greater than 6" in diameter with 7-20 petals. The pads are 10"-12".
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William Tricker, Inc.® is a leading grower of aquatic plants, supplier of water garden products and aquarium supplies. Our aquatic greenhouses have produced superior plants for over a century. Customers have been receiving quality aquativ plants and animals that make water gardening easy and fun to do. Purchase with confidence at Tricker's.
William Tricker (born 1853) started his commercial water lily culture in the United States in the late 1800's when he started hybridizing water lilies and studied what helps their growth. The shape, colors and hardiness of his beautiful aquatic plants have withstood the test of time.
In the early 1890's, he earned a reputation as a leader in aquatic lifeforms from hybridiing many water lilies. His water lily nursery and company, in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, was passed down tthrough his family until the 1980's when Richard Lee purchased the Ohio company. In 1892, the first William Tricker mail-order catalog was mailed to customers across the nation, and we still do, today.
A Message to Our Customers
Like other stores, recent events have affected Tricker's including supply lines and employees. Our Team Members have been working as quickly as possible to handle your order. Being short-handed, the propagation of plants and animals has been affected. Tricker's has an energetic crew with new members who are learning all aspects of the company from how to grow the aquatic plants to packaging and shipping to you.
The store in Independence is closed to walk-in traffic because Tricker's brick-n-water store has very limited space to accommodate people. Renovations of the historic site have further limited the space.
Everyone here at Tricker's Water Gardens appreciate your patience during these trying times in our history. We have, and still are, adjusting to accommodate customers. Thank you for understanding and have a very safe and exciting year.