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Gladstone. Considered the King of the Whites, surpassing all of the other lilies in size and freedom of bloom. Famous water gardener George Richardson of Lordstown, Ohio introduced this lily from his establishment in 1894 and it was given the Award of Merit by the Royal Horticulture Society. The plant flowers very profusely and with a rather sweet fragrance . Leaf stalks are striped brown, dark green leaves circular and large, and stand out of the water when well established. Flowers are pure white and cup shaped. Stamens appear as clusters of gold threads. It is a vigorous grower. After growing acres of water lilies in northern Ohio, Geroge Richardson said of his award winning water lily that "Gladstone is an elegant grower. It is among the first to bloom in the spring and continues to frost. The blossoms are produced in abundance...and is the clearest sparkling white flower of any known water lily."
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.