Praefecta. A superb initial starter aquatic fertilizer for mixing into the topsoil for water lilies, lotus, and other aquatics that was developed by one of Tricker's chemist to begin aquatic growth. It was introduced years ago in "Popular Science" magazine and has a proven formula for aquatic plants. It is used as an initial fertilizer to promote robust growth by mixing 1/4 pound to 1 cubic foot of topsoil. After about four weeks, the use of Tricker's TRICO fertilizer pellets should be used.
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.
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
A Message to Our Customers
Like many American retailers, we are watching the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak very closely. The safety and wellbeing of our customers and our Team Members are always our highest priority orver business, and we are – and have been – taking action to ensure we are protecting our facilities, customers and our employees.
Our Team Members are working as safely and quickly as possible to handle the increase in online orders. Being short-handed, we are doing the best we can to accommodate your requests. Online orders and customer service response times are taking longer than usual.
The Tricker store has very limited space inside forcing us to close down for walk-ins. All employees are following CDC recommended protocols of wearing a mask, social distancing, and we test their body temperature before they start working.
Order Online and Ship To You
You can order online at our website and have it shipped to you.
Walk-ins Are Closed
Because our facility has tight quarters, we have decided to close our walk-in store for everyone's safety. This is for your safety and our employees as the 6-ft distancing cannot be smoothly done.
Everyone here at Tricker's Water Gardens appreciate your patience during these trying times in our history. We have, and still are, adjusting our business practices to accommodate our customers. Thank you for understanding and have a very safe and exciting year.