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‘William Falconer’ Hardy Water Lily

Item # 10-3038


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 botanist 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.

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Size: Flower size: 6"-8" Height above water: 2"-4" Lily pad size: 6"-8" Plant spread: 4'-6'

Optional Lattice Aquatic Plant Container

Designed to optimize plant growth. Mesh sides allows for nutrients to reach the roots. Carrying handles make it easier to set in place.

Round Lattice Crates
Round Lattice Crate, 10" dia. x 7.5" h
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Optional Aquatic Plant Fertilizer Tablets

Trico Aquatic Fertilizer Pellets
Trico Aquatic Plant Fertilizer Pellets, 12 Tabs
SKU: 32-7086
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Growing Conditions:
Full Sun – minimum 6 hours. USDA Zone 3-11
Flower size: 6"-8" Height above water: 2"-4" Lily pad size: 6"-8" Plant spread: 4'-6'
Hybridized By:
James Brydon (1859-1901) of Massachusetts in 1899. He was an expert horticulturist and estate gardener.
Botanical Name:
Nymphaea 'William Falconer'

This table shows the estimated shipping weeks for destinations to USA states. These dates can change depending on weather and how strong the plants are at that time. For example, a wet spring will have many clouds leading to less sunshine. Thus, the plants may need a bit longer to grow strong enough for transplanting and transit. With the planet heating up, a warm spring may help the plants grow strong enough to ship before the dates in this table. This applies to pick-ups a well as shipping.

End of April: FL, LA, TX
First Week of May: AL, AZ, GA, MS, NM, OK
Second Week of May: AR, CA, NV, NC, SC, TN
Third Week of May: CO, KS, KY, MO, UT, VA, WV
Fourth Week of May: CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, VT, WA, WI, WY


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