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America's Oldest Water Garden Speciality Store

Water lily icon Colorata Pygmy Water Lily

Colorata Pygmy Water Lily
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Item #: 10-4004

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.

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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.