‘Nana ‘

Lavender (H3 flowers, VIII–IX; dark green foliage; low spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

‘Nana Compacta’

Pale lavender (H3) flowers in very small spikes, VIII–IX; bright green foliage; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. The most floriferous of the pin-cushion lings.

Introduced by 1930.

Named from nanus = dwarf; compactus = compact.


White flowers, VIII–IX; dark green foliage; erect; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. Named after the finder’s daughter.


Pink (H8) flowers, VIII–IX; dark green foliage with orange or red tips to the shoots all the year; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

Wild-collected; found in the Lüneburger Heide Nature Park, Germany, by H. Westermann (Bispingen-Borstel, Lüneberger Heide, Germany); introduced by H. Westermann in 1972.

The name comes from that of the park where it was found; in Gartenwelt (9 February 1974) the name is rendered as ‘Naturpark 16’.


❁ Rose-pink flowers, VIII–XI; dark green foliage; upright habit. Found by Günther Wollmer (Fuhlendorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) before 1992 and named after his grandmother.


Purple-red flowers, VIII–Oct; dark green foliage; broad upright habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm. Selected from a deliberate cross between ‘Darkness’ and ‘Carmen’; it is named after the raiser’s grandchild.


♤ Dark salmon-red buds, IX–XI; dark green foliage; broad upright habit; height 30cm; spread 50cm. Seedling selected by Johannes van Leuwen (Geldern-Lüllingen, Germany) in October 2000. Prone to fungal attack. Registered on 15 December 2002 by Johannes van Leuven.

‘Nora’ {Gardengirls®}

♤ Bud-flowering (Knospenblüher) H5 (ruby); buds 4mm long, to 1.5mm diameter; IX-XII; foliage dark green, young growth mid-green; habit upright, bushy; height 25cm; spread 30cm after 3 years (pruned). Bud colour redder than ‘Juliane’. Sport on ‘Juliane’ found by Hans-Peter Holz, Weeze, in autumn 2008.

® C.2012:03 registered on 19 February 2012 by K. Kramer, Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany.