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Aquatic Plants & Animals for Your Pond & Aquarium.

Greenhouses & Hatcheries at 7125 Tanglewood Dr, Independence OH. 44131 1-800-524-3492

James Brydon Hardy Water Lily

James Brydon Hardy Water Lily
James Brydon Hardy Water Lily
James Brydon Hardy Water Lily

Botanical Name: Nymphaea 'James Brydon'

Item #: 10-3007

The James Brydon Water Lily was developed in 1899 by noted horticulturist from Massachusetts, James Brydon (1859-1901). The water lily was distributed by William Tricker who named it in his honor. The water lily was given the Award of Merit by the Royal Horticulture Society in 1906.

The deep red watermelon blossoms have a metallic sheen. A fragrance is held close iin the cup shaped flowers smelling like sweet apples. Dark orange stamens are brightly tipped with a contrasting yellow.

It grows with minimal maintenance and will be okay in partially shaded ponds. James Brydon is truly a variety that stands out in a class of its own and will make a wonderful addition to your water garden pool.

At our nursery, this is the one of most impressive of the hardy water lilies. The horticulturist James Brydon passed on in 1901 and we hope you will grow this fine American hardy variety and witness the reason it is still, decades later, one of the best of selections today.

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Recommended Options

Plant Containers

Plant containers with handles to make it easier to adjust the position in your pond.

Pea Gravel

Pea gravel will cover your soil to help keep the soil intact and from fish from disrupting it.

Fertilizer Planting Collection 1

Praefecta: Mix 1/4 lb in 1 cubic foot soil. Repeat about every month.
Pellets are inserted near the roots during the growing season.
AMT (Aquatic Mineral Transport): Use 2 cups for 1/2 cubic foot of soil if it lacks clay.

Praefecta Plant Nutrient

Mix 1/4 lb with 1 cubic foot of soil. Repeat about four weeks.

Trico Pellets

Trico stimulates growth of flowers. Insert near the roots. Use monthly during the grwoing season.


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 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 (1853-1916) started commercial water lily culture in the United States in the late 1800's. He began experimenting in hybridizing water lilies and what helps their growth. The shape, colors and hardiness of his beautiful aquatic plants has withstood the test of time.

In the early 1890's, hybridization of water lilies gave him a reputation as a leader in aquatic plants. He established a water lily nursery and company in both Ohio and Pennsylvania that were passed down to his family until the 1980's when Richard Lee purchased the Ohio company. In 1892, the first William Tricker catalog was mailed to customers across the nation.

Read more about William Tricker and the historic water lily nursery here.