'Independence' waterlily is a viviparous hybrid developed by famous hybridizer Robert Sawyer of William Tricker, Inc® and introduced in 1927 which was named after our city. Aromatic blossoms are rich pink, medium size, and extremely abundant. Leaves are green shaded with browish red. The plant is a compact grower, adapable to tubs or large pools. This lily has been used in hybridization by hybridizer George Pring of the Missouri Botanical Gardens with excellent results. Independence does well in semi-shade conditions as well in full sun! Makes excellent cut flowers. Look at the images and click on each, can you tell the difference of a 2nd day or 3rd day flower....grow Independence Water Lily today and you will be able to see the marvelous flowers each day!
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William Tricker, Inc.® is a leading grower of aquatic plants, supplier of water garden products and aquarium supplies. Our aquatic greenhouses have produced superior plants for over a century. Customers have been receiving quality aquativ plants and animals 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 when he started 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 aquatic lifeforms from hybridiing many water lilies. His water lily nursery and company, in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, was passed down tthrough 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, and we still do, today.
A Message to Our Customers
Like other stores, recent events have affected Tricker's including supply lines and employees. 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 accommodate people. 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.