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Dauben - Pygmy Lily
Dauben - Pygmy Lily
Dauben - Pygmy Lily
Dauben - Pygmy Lily
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Item #: 10-4005

Daubenyana or Daubeniana is a select Tricker "true" German hybrid which is one of the first viviparous pygmy hybrids produced in 1863 by Dr. Charles Daubeny, (1795-1867) Professor of Botany. Introduced by William Tricker in 1912 and has been a favorite and highly selected water lily since this introduction. The water lily, shown for the first time, was awarded to William Tricker the Silver Medal at the Newport Horticultual Society in September of 1912, see image. Note the age old antique glass vase that contained the Dauben water lily. It has beautiful pale lavender-blue flowers. Practically every leaf develops a plant at the center which will produce small flowers very profusely if allowed to spread out. Excellent for small or large pools. A most amazing plant, that if planted in a smaller container can be considered a "pygmy" and if planted in a larger container can marvel the other water lilies in size. An old time favorite and a big seller! Blooms well into the late season while other water lilies are reducing their blooms. It will perform well in direct sunlight, but is perhaps one of the best to grow if you do not have direct sunlight all day or as the sun's pattern changes throughout the summer. William Tricker said in his 1920 catalog that he has counted 56 flowers on one specimen. Quoted by noted hybridizer and one of the originators of William Tricker, Inc. Albert Buskirk of Independence, Ohio that "" Order today, you will be pleased.

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.