‘Walter Ingwersen’

Pink (H8) flowers, VIII–X, in long spikes; mid-green foliage; height 46–60cm; spread 61–75cm. An outstanding, but frost-tender, late-blooming ling.

Wild-collected; found at an altitude of 1000 ft in Minho mountains, north of Coimbra, Portugal, by Walter Ingwersen in March 1928; introduced by Ingwersen’s Birch Farm Nursery (Gravetye, Sussex, England) by 1933. This survived the 1940s in the care of George M. Hamer (Sunnymount Nursery, Chisworth, Hyde, Cheshire, England) and was refound and reintroduced by Geoff Yates (Tabramhill Gardens, Newstead Abbey Park, Nottinghamshire, England) in the 1970s.

Named after the finder.

‘Waquoit Brightness’

Crimson flowers, VII–IX, in long spikes; dark green foliage; upright, compact; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

‘Waquoit Wild’

Flowers single; corolla H8; VIII-IX; foliage medium green; habit upright; height 36cm; spread 25cm after 3 years.

“Wild” seedling, found by Paul A. Murphy Jr. at Waquoit Nursery, Waquoit, MA, USA, in September 1997.

® C.2008:09 registered on 24 June 2008 by Jane Murphy, Oxford, PA, USA.

‘Warren’s Gold’

Flowers single, white; VIII-IX; foliage gold; habit broad erect. Raised and introduced by Glynwern Heather Nurseries, Cilcennin Lampeter, Dyfed, Wales, in 1997.
Ref: Glynwerne Heather Nurseries catalogue, 1997.

‘Weisse Dreinullzwei’

♤ Bud-bloomer; greyish white; IX-XI; foliage dark green; habit broad, upright, vigorous.

Found 1 November 2000 by Kurt Kramer. Registered on 26 July 2003 by Kurt Kramer.

‘Weiße Lena’ (‘Weisse Lena’) {Gardengirls®}

♤ Bud-flowering, white; VIII-X; foliage green; habit upright; height 60cm; spread 50cm after 5 years.

Sport on ‘Lena’ found by J. van Leuven in September 2011; “very early flowering in August, thicker buds than Loki”.

® C.2011:14 registered on 25 November 2011 by J. van Leuven, Geldern-Lüllingen, Germany.

‘Wendy Bamford’

Flowers pale mauve (H2), single; VII-VIII: foliage dense, in summer mature foliage yellow/ green with orange/ gold tips:habit semi-prostrate. A nursery seedling found in 1987. Registered 22 September 1995: Mrs W. E. S. Bamford, Haythorne Nursery, Verwood, Dorset.

‘Westerlee Gold’

White flowers, VII–IX; light yellow foliage throughout the year; broad, spreading habit; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm. Considered to be an improvement on ‘Gold Haze’.

‘Westerlee Green’

White flowers, VII–IX; yellow-green foliage; upright; height 21–25cm; spread 21–25cm. It is smaller and more upright than ‘Kermit‘.

Found by A. Bosch (Westerlee, Groningen, Netherlands) before 1986.

Named after the village where the introducing nursery was situated.


Lavender flowers, IX–X; dark green foliage; upright; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

Found in Germany before 1967; introduced by Daystar (Litchfield, Maine, USA) by 1982.

Named after the German province.

‘White Angie’ {Gardengirls®}

♤ Bud-flowering; white; IX-XII; foliage green; habit rroad, upright; height 50cm; spread 50cm across after 4 years.

Sport on ‘Angie‘ found by Johannes van Leuven in October 2005 at Geldern.

® C.2007.07 registered 24 November 2007 by J. van Leuven, Geldern, Germany.

‘White Carpet’

White flowers, VIII–IX; bright green foliage; prostrate; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm. Very similar to ‘Calf of Man’, the islet where both were found.

Wild-collected; found on Calf of Man by Fred J. Chapple; introduced by Slieve Donard Nursery (Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland) by 1970.

Name alludes to the habit and flower colour.

‘White Coral’

❁ White flowers, VIII–IX; bright green foliage even in winter; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. Differs from ‘Kinlochruel‘ from which it was a sport by the green winter foliage.

Sport on ‘Kinlochruel’; found by Kurt Kramer (Edewecht-Süddorf, Germany) about 1984; introduced by Kramer in 1990. The same sport has occurred elsewhere too; Herman Blum found it in the heather garden at “De Voorzienigheid”, Steenwijkerwold, also in 1983.

Name alludes to the flower colour.

‘White Gold’

White flowers, VIII–IX; gold foliage in summer deepening to orange in winter; height 26–30cm; spread 46–60cm. Sometimes reverts to ‘Orange Queen‘ from which it was a sport.

‘White Gown’

White flowers, IX–X, on long shoots; downy, grey-green foliage; very vigorous; height 61–75cm; spread 75–100cm.

‘White Knight’

‘Coloured tips on silver’. Pale purple flowers; VIII-IX; foliage downy, grey with coloured tips in spring, otherwise very similar to ‘Silver Knight‘. 35cm tall, 50cm spread.

Sport on ‘Silver Knight‘; introduced by Daystar (Litchfield, Maine, USA) in 1983.

Name alludes to the flower colour, and parent cultivar.

‘White Lawn’

White flowers, VIII–IX, in long spikes; clear green foliage; completely prostrate; height < 10cm; spread 31–45cm. Distinctive.

Wild-collected; found near Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland, by Mr Graham, a forester, during the 1930s; named by David McClintock in 1977; introduced commercially by J. Hall (Windlesham Court Nursery, Surrey, England) by 1978.

Name alludes to the flower colour and habit.

‘White Mite’

White flowers, VII–IX; bright green foliage; compact; height 16–20cm; spread 21–25cm. Found at 1,000m altitude on Sgoran Dubh, Cairngorms, Scotland. Early to come into bloom.

‘White Pearl’

❁ White flowers, IX–X; dark green foliage; erect; height 46–60cm; spread 61–75cm.

‘White Queen’

White flowers, VIII–X; mid-green foliage; height 46–60cm; spread 46–60cm.

‘White Star’

❁ White flowers, IX–X, in long spikes, with dark red stems; foliage dark green; broad erect habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.


White flowers, VIII–IX, free-flowering; light green foliage; erect compact habit; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm.

Sport from Darkness‘; found by H. Hoekert (Oldebroek, Netherlands) in 1980; introduced by Hoekert in 1983.

A pun on the name ‘Darkness’, alluding to the white flowers.

‘Wicklow Spring’

❁Flowers double, shell pink; VIII-X; foliage mid-green with creamy yellow spring growth; forms compact mound.

Sport of ‘County Wicklow‘ found in 1994 by Ken Hutchins at Oregon Rhododendrons, Corvalis, USA; propagated and named by Karla Lortz.

® C.2008:01 registered on 24 January 2008 by K. Hutchins, Mossyrock, WA, USA.

‘Wickwar Flame’

Mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–XI; gold foliage in summer, turning superb shades of orange, then red in exposed conditions during winter; vigorous; height 46–60cm; spread 61–75cm.

Found and introduced by G. Osmond, Archfield Nursery (Wickwar, Wooton under Edge, Gloucestershire, England); in commerce in 1970.

Named after a village where George Osmond lived in Gloucestershire.


Pale lavender (H3) flowers, VIII–X; dark green foliage, shoots tipped cream and orange in spring; open spreading habit; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. Named after an employee at Bob Brien’s nursery at Pitcairngreen, Scotland.

‘Wingates Gem’

Mauve (H2) flowers, IX–X; light orange foliage, shoots with pink tips in spring, turning bright orange in winter; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm.

One of three introductions by Wingates Nursery near Bolton, Lancashire.

Seedling; raised by Mrs Lambert (Wingates Nursery, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, England) before 1985.

Named after the nursery; there is no apostrophe in the name.

‘Wingates Gold’

White flowers, IX–X; gold foliage throughout the year; compact; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; raised at Wingates Nursery (Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, England) before 1985.

Named after the nursery; there is no apostrophe in the name.

‘Winter Chocolate’

Lavender (H3) flowers, VIII–X; golden foliage with pink shoot-tips in summer, turning bronze in winter, and with young shoots salmon-coloured in spring; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Found by J. W. Sparkes (Beechwood Nursery, Beoley, Redditch, Worcestershire, England); introduced by J. W. Sparkes about 1966.

Name alludes to the foliage colour.

‘Winter Fire’

Lavender (H3) flowers, VIII–IX; orange summer foliage, turning intense red in winter; broad spreading habit; height 31–45cm; spread 46–60cm.

Seedling; raised by S. W. Bond (Hartpury, Gloucestershire, England) in 1970.

Name alludes to the foliage colour.

‘Winter Red’

Mauve (H2) flowers, VIII–IX; gold foliage in summer turning red during cold winters; upright; height 31–45cm; spread 31–45cm. Similar to ‘Boskoop’.

‘Wollmers Weiße’ / ‘Woolmers Weisse’

❁ White flowers, VIII–X; dark green foliage; bushy, compact; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm.

A sport on ‘Radnor‘ found by G. Wollmer, Fühlendorf, Germany, before 1992.

Named after G. Wollmer. German orthography is ‘Wollmer’s Weiße’. An apostrophe is required.

‘Wood Close’

Pink (H8) flowers, VIII–IX; light gold foliage in summer deepening to orange in winter; neat habit; height 21–25cm; spread 31–45cm. Named after the finder’s home.