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General Pershing. Many gardeners insist that this is the finest hybrid water lily produced. It was produced by famous hybridizer George Pring of the Missouri Botanical Garden and introduced by William Tricker, Inc. in 1920. It was awarded a silver medal by the Society of American Florists in 1923. The parentage includes the hybrid 'Mrs. Edwards Whitaker', from whom it received its large size, and 'Castalifora' for its color. Flowers are large and deep pink or orchid-pink with a rich scent. A color of flower that stands out among the many varieties produced! The aromatic flowers are held as much as a foot above the water and have sepals light pink inside and yellow stamens tipped rose. Dark green buds are stripped with purple. Large dark green leaves are tinged with purple and are spotted red underneath. The plants develop considerable size but adapt well to small pools. Water lily hybridizers have considered this "The Most Beautiful of All Water Lilies". Grow General Pershing water lily and we are sure you will agree!
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.