‘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.