Introduced by Otto von Mann, Leipzig, Germany. 1895.
Large white flowers, streaked with lilac. This old variety can be seen growing on the
‘Ladies Terrace’ at Goethe’s restored home.
Mr Wells, Fern Hill (Windsor) UK.
Large bluish-purple flowers, up to one inch across,
with carmine tints, on stout erect stems.
R.H.S. First Class Certificate.
Origins unknown, 1880.
Greenish-white flowers, supposedly similar in colour
to the Hybrid Tea Rose 'Message' (White Knight).
A seedling from the
'Czar' to which it has been
reported to revert.
White Dove - Introduced by Edith Pawla, Capitola (California)
U.S.A. Date Unknown.
Large white flowers.
The petals are large and round, borne on stems up to 6 inches long.
Windward - G. Zambra, Windward, Holcombe (Devon) UK. C 1930s.
Named after the famous nursery of Grace and George
Zambra, where it originated sometime in the 1930s.
A sport from 'Lianne.’
Rich rosy red flowers on long stems and a prolific grower with a lovely
colour that does well under glass.
Winter Gem - Origins unknown.
According to the 1907 catalogue of Wm Henry Maule, of
Philadelphia, this was a new violet, which was conceded to be the best of
all. Very large single flowers of a rich
dark purple, and with a fine perfume.
The blooms are produced on long sturdy stems.
This cultivar is very free flowering.
Introduced by Susanne Petersen.
A violet discovered in an old orchard in Wismar, with
very light blue flowers tinted purple.
Wellsiana - Raised by a Mr Wells, who was gardener at Fern
Hills, near Windsor and introduced in 1889 by Bruant of Poitiers in
France. An improved form of 'Czar
it is an extremely robust and sturdy plant, with rounded petals of deep violet,
which has a metallic sheen. The flowers
are borne on stiff dark stems.
- England c.1870s
A seedling from the
Pure white flowers showing a slight green tinge.
The flowers are free though not very compact; the
petals thin and rather frail. The leaves
are long; mat leaves of a pale green.
This cultivar produces masses of runners sapping the
It is also been known to revert to the parent.
Wilson - Named after
Edward Wilson, who is reputed to have
found this violet growing on the walls of the citadel at Oran in Algeria. He had a sample sent to him in London after
his return, and dispatched it to his friend M. Ramel in Paris, who had it grown
on and then introduced it into the Midi region around 1871.
Large pale violet flowers with long petals on long
This cultivar tends to be lighter in colour during the
- See 'Luxonne'.
- J. Whitlesey, Oroville
A seedling selected from hundreds found growing on the
nursery of John Whitlesey of California, which stood out from all the rest and
was so attractive and delicate, John named it after his daughter Elicia Wren,
whom it fits to perfection. A soft shade
of pink with a delicate perfume and neat habit.