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Colorata. This tropical water lily species is adapted for tub culture or that special place in your water garden pool. Flowers are from 3 to 4 inches across and bear two rows of pale violet petals, yellow at the base. Stamens are purple, lighter toward the apex and primrose yellow at the base. A very attractive and lovely color flower. The mature leaves are circular, dark green above and purplish beneath. Blooms well into the fall in cooler water. Also is good for semi-shade. Typically the water lily can produce 8-12 open flowers on a single plant...a documented observation by famous hybridizer George Pring of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Missouri.
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.
A Message to Our Customers
Like other stores, the Covid Pandemic has affected Tricker's in many ways including supply lines and employment. 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 accomodate people and 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.