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August Koch - Tropical Water Lily

August Koch - Tropical Water Lily
August Koch - Tropical Water Lily
August Koch - Tropical Water Lily
August Koch - Tropical Water Lily
August Koch - Tropical Water Lily
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Item Number: 10-1030

August Koch. George Pring, famous hybridizer of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, named this hybrid after the chief florist August Koch of the Chicago Park System who discovered the seeds in 1922. When introduced, the description was that of wonderful blossoms that are lavender blue and deliciously fragrant!  This water lily is especially popular and often used as cut flowers for indoor enjoyment. (read our book 1101 Water Garden Questions and Answers by Richard Lee that shows how to keep water lily flowers open for display). Stamens are an attractive reddish yellow, sepals are lilac. It is viviparous and extremely excellent for small pools and one of the few water lilies that do well in comparatively little sun.

Click on the image below the August Koch flower.  You will see August Koch growing next to a most unusual floating plant known as Lucky Floating Buddha.  Read more about this floating plant click here.

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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.