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Greenhouses & Hatcheries at 7125 Tanglewood Dr, Independence OH. 44131 1-800-524-3492

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America's Oldest Water Garden Speciality Store

Water lily icon Bagdad Tropical Water Lily

Bagdad Tropical Water Lily
Bagdad Tropical Water Lily
Bagdad Tropical Water Lily
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Item #: 10-1001

The wisteria blue flowers of the 'Bagdad' tropical water lily are broad and flat with yellow stamens and petioles that are long enough to stand beautifully above the floating leaves. It's leaves are medium size, light green on top and has splotches of red, brown, and dark green beneath with purple stripes.

In 1941, George Pring described this wonderful lily as "The combination of leaf and flower gives a rich effect, something like that of a Persian rug".

The 'Bagdad' propagates well. Without a doubt this water lily is one of the better blue-flowered water lilies. Many hybridizers have always claimed Bagdad as one of the best achievements of George Pring.

Hybridized By: George Pring about 1941

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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 plants for over a century. Customers have been receiving quality water plants and animals, some free, 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. He began experimenting with 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 aquatice from hybridiing water lilies. His water lily nursery and company was formed in both Ohio and Pennsylvania and each were passed down to 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.

Read more about William Tricker and the historic water lily nursery here.