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Siam Purple
Siam Purple
Siam Purple
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Item #: 10-3045

Siam PurpleSiam Purple is the  world’s first ISG (intersubgenetic) Purple Hardy Water Lily that was created in Thailand by Pairat Songpanich.  The flowers are held on stems above the water surface.  The purple flower color early in the year resembles the purple loosestrife’s coloration and as year progresses  becomes darker purple.  There are streaks of blue often seen in the petals giving a most unique sight.  The base of the flower have white coloration that will illuminate the wonderful purple petals.  The pads are round and mottled.  Early pads show a purple coloration.         Grown directly at Tricker's aquatic nursery  and original stock is directly from Pairat Songpanich’s associate in Thailand.  Enjoy a wonderful marvel in the aquatic world!

     Background of ISG Hardy Water Lilies.  The world’s first ISG (intersubgenetic) Hardy Water Lily was created in Thailand by Pairat Songpanich. Crossing a hardy water lily with a tropical water lily has never been accomplished until Pirat Songpanich succeeded in 2007 and made the world’s first blue/purple hardy which he named Siam, after the former name of Thailand. Later, he introduced a ISG hardy purple hybrid and called it Siam Purple. The water lilies have a variety of characteristics of both tropical and hardy water lilies. Along with other various characteristics of hardy water lilies, these hybrids have rhizomes similar to hardy varieties. The water lilies blossoms are purple (similar to the purple loosestrife and becomes darker as the year progresses) and often shows streaks of blue in the petals.

Each: $79.99

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 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.

Tricker's Has a Long and Interesting History
Blue Beauty Water Lily 1896 Tricker Hybrid

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

Read more about William Tricker and the historic water lily nursery at this link.

Siam Purple