'Blue Beauty' water lily is our most popular water lily and in high demand. See and read about Blue Beauty displayed in our Tricker catalogs from the 1930s (See below). This special hybrid developed by our founder William Tricker in 1896 under the original name 'Nymphaea pulcherrima' which was botanical Latin for "beautiful water lily", a very appropriate name for such a beautiful blue flowered water lily! The blossoms are blue, have a spicy fragrance, and stand six to eight inches above the water surface. Leaves are dark green slightly speckled with brown above and beneath. Margins are wavy with lobes long and tapering. In spite of its potential size, the water lily does well in tub gardens or small pools. Without a doubt it stands out as one of the most desired and popular water lilies of all time and continues to be admired by all.
Water lilies like roomy planting containers and correct amounts of aquatic fertilizer. Plant your water lily with the roots firmly set in good heavy top soil that contains clay (do not use potting soil, if you do not have clay in the soil use AMT). Mix the recommended amount of Tricker's aquatic fertilizer Praefecta into the soil for developing excellent roots and blooms. Be very careful with the crown of the water lily. The crown of the lily is the point of the plants that the leaves are joined together. Cover the top of the soil with 1/2 inch water safe "pea-gravel". Do not cover the crown of the plant with soil or gravel. Place the planted water lily into your water garden from to two to six inches of water above the crown depending upon the size of the plant. FUTURE CARE: Fertilize with two Trico blue aquatic fertilizer tablets every two weeks which is intended to develop and produce the flowers.