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Item #: 10-1016

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!

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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.