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Fire Opal - Hardy Water Lily

Fire Opal - Hardy Water Lily
Fire Opal - Hardy Water Lily
Fire Opal - Hardy Water Lily
Fire Opal - Hardy Water Lily
Fire Opal - Hardy Water Lily
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Item #: 10-3042

Fire Opal. (syn Opalisque) After years of blooming and growing at Tricker's nursery, we are introducing a most spectacular water lily that will be great for any water garden pool. It closely resembles and has many characteristics of M. Marliac's 1908 Odalisque or also known as Opalisque by Charles Masters during his association with Tricker's in the 1930s. Our staff referred to it as Fire Opal because of the wonderful flower description of pinks and orange and relative identification with Opalisque and thus introduced it under that descriptive name. It has a wonderful glow of yellow to orange-pink color in the many stallate petals which can be described of as a peach color. The flower typically rises upwards to 4-5 inches above the water level, similar to the tropical water lilies and as commonly seen in many of Marliac hybrids and specifically noteworthy of Opalisque. This allows the sepals to bend downward similiar to the tropical water lilies making an attractive sight. It can also withstand higher temperatures than other water lilies and is winter hardy. It is a profuse bloomer and opens early in the morning. One of the first to bloom in the year and the last to produce blooms in the fall. A most spectacular water lily!

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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 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.