The "Mrs. Woodrow Wilson" water lily is a beautiful 1914 Tricker hybrid made from the popular blue flowered water lily Dauben and bears the same viviparous leaf characteristics. The variety is heartier than its parent and produces attractive lavender aromatic blue flowers of much greater size. The flowers stand high and proud out of the water.
The plant produces an abundance of flowers, and its fragrance can be enjoyed indoors as cut flowers. The wonderful aroma will permeate the room with a most unusual scent.
The stamens are a beautiful contrasting yellow, tipped with the color of the petals.
This delightful water lily was a tribute to Mrs. Woodrow Wilson's death in 1914. This award winning William Tricker water lily received three Gold and Silver Medals and eight Certificates of Merit.
Enjoy today the beauty that inspired the Tricker company to introduce such a fine water lily in her honor!
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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.