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Tricker's Water Garden and Outdoor Decor
Century-old Greenhouses & Hatcheries at 7125 Tanglewood Dr, Independence Ohio 44131 1-800-524-3492
NOTE: The historic walk-in store is closed to the public. You can shop online and have your order shipped or arrange a pick-up after you checkout. During the pick-up, you are welcome to inspect your order.

William Tricker Inc

America's Oldest Water Garden Store — Over 100 years old.

Water lily icon William Falconer Hardy Water Lily

William Falconer Hardy Water Lily
William Falconer Hardy Water Lily
William Falconer Hardy Water Lily
William Falconer Hardy Water Lily
NOTE: The color shown on your screen may not exactly match the actual plant. The color depends on growing conditions, too.

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Item #: 10-3038
Free from Pesticides and Herbicides!
No pesticides and no herbicides are used in our greenhouses and ponds.

This William Falconer Hardy Water Lily has deep red flower — so deep that they have been described as turning black. The name of the water lily was selected in honor of William Falconer who was Curator of the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge, MA and later the Director of Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pa. William Tricker & James Brydon were close friends of his.

Many nurseries offered this marvelous hybrid in their mail order catalogs. Peterson Henderson, well known aquarist,, in his 1906 historic booklet "The Culture of Water Lilies and Aquarium Plants" also showed a beautiful photograph of a grouping of the William Falconer water lilies in a pond.

You'll enjoy this historic water lily hybrid that has lasted decades. It's a delightful hardy water lily and is extremely hardy in winter.

Hybridized By: A 1899 hybrid by James Brydon (1859-1901) of Massachusetts. He was an expert horticulturist and estate gardener.


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About Tricker's
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America's Oldest Water Garden Specialist established in 1892
In the 1920s and 1930s, William Tricker delivered aquatics locally with trucks to customers. This practice is still done today.

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.