The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 103
VULCAN (Origin unknown) - Single - Carmine-Rose - Midseason.
WABASH (Smith-Krekler, 1955) - Double - Pink - Midseason. About 27" high. Fragrant. Large, open-centered dull rose-pink, with white on outside and tips of petals. Pollen bearing stamens show. Stigma dull red. Carried well above the foliage on strong stems. Blooms with Mons. Jule Elie. Bulletin 138.
WAH-WAH-TAY-SEE (Franklin, 1920) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
WALDAFFA (Goos & Koenemann, 1926) - Double - White, tinted lilac. Midseason.
WALTER BREWSTER (Brewster, 1932) - Semi-Double - Pink - Midseason. Tall. Light pink or blush. List in Bulletin 91.
WALTER CAMPBELL LYMAN (Lyman, 1933) - Double - Pink - Rather Late. Fragrant. Exquisite shell pink. Rose shaped. Strong. Bulletin 55.
WALTER E. WIPSON (Murawska, 1956) - Double - White - Very Late. Medium height. Not tall enough for cut flower trade. Fragrance pleasant but slight. Pull double like its mother Le Cygne, white with a creamy blush center. A sure opener. Very late, but has never failed to open well. Foliage is heavy, dark green and most distinctive. Stems heavy, standing upright, making an outstanding garden and show flower. LE CYGNE x FRANCES WILLARD. Bulletin 140.
WALTER FAXON (Richardson, 1904) - Double - Shell-Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Mildly fragrant. Medium size. Vivid shell-pink of a luminous intensity unique in peonies, which fades with age. Fairly floriferous; good stems and foliage. A fairly good flower of value for its striking color. If Raoul Dessert and Souvenir Louis Bigot are arranged beside it, Faxon is clearly the brightest and finest. In other respects it is merely average. "Fades quickly in sunlight"-Saunders. "Its color makes it an outstanding variety." Christman. "Walter Faxon is the most distinct and outstanding variety when well grown and used as a cut flower for show purposes. As a garden flower it lacks substance fades in the sun, and is disappointing".-Little. M.
WALTER LINDGREN (Brand, 1936) - Double - Light Pink - Very Late. Very similar to Therese in its light pink with a lilac tone. List in Bulletin 91.
WALTER MORGAN (Pleas, 1900) - Double - White, with yellow center. Midseason.
WAR (Jones, 1943) - Double - Red - Midseason. Tall. Some stamens. List in Bulletin 91.
WAR (Kelway, 1916) - Double - Red - Midseason.
WAR (Origin unknown) - Single - Carmine-Crimson -Midseason.
WAR CLOUD (Scott) - Jap. - Red. Red with white edges. Styer's list, 1955.
WARD WELSH (Neeley, 1929) - Double - White - Late. Tall. Ivory-white with underlay of lake. When it opens it is a very beautiful flower, but it often fails. List in Bulletin 91.
WAR HAWK (Auten, 1937) - Jap. - Red - Midseason. Light red. Only one of its color. List in Bulletin 91.
WARREN ROY (Gumm) - Double - Deep Pink. List in Bulletin 91.
WARWICK (Origin unknown) - Double - Crimson - Midseason.
WASECA (Brand, 1936) - Single - Red. A peculiar shade of deep maroon red that is very distinct. List in Bulletin 91.
WASHINGTON (Guerin, 1850) - Double - Pink - DISCARDED - Midseason.
WATCHMAN (Auten, 1933) - Single - White - Late. Tall. Trim bloom, fine substance. Bulletin 54.
WATER LILY - See MARIE JACQUIN. Midseason.
WATERLILY (Brant, 1931) - Semi-Double - White - Midseason. Spicy, yet sweet fragrance, rather hinting of the Orient. Pure waxy white, no hint of color, with center fuller of stamens than Marie Jacquin. Also stiffer and deeper yellow. Tips of carpels red, just peeping through the stamens, giving richness to center. Well cupped and larger than Marie Jacquin. Petals sometimes flecked and three to four layers. Center never double. Fine substance, lasting qualities. Bulletin 54.
WATERLOO (Kelway, 1908) - Double - Crimson - Midseason.
WATTEAU (Goos & Koenemann, 1911) - Single - White, and flesh - Midseason.
WAUKEAG (Guppy, 1935) - Single - Dark Red. Bulletin 60.
W. E. BLANDHETTE (Brand, 1936) - Double - Red - Early Midseason. Immense brilliant red with stamens showing through the flower. Very spectacular. Excellent stems. List in Bulletin 91.
WEDDING DAY (Auten, 1933) - Single - White. Tall. Flesh white. Stiff stems. Bulletin 54.
WEE PHILIPPE (Smith-Krekler, 1954) - Double - Dark Red - Midseason. Seedling No. no given. Parentage not known. Small, neat, biscuit-like flowers of deep red resembling Philippe Rivoire in form. Plant more dwarf and it blooms earlier. Bulletin 133.
WEIGETSUKA - Jap. - Pink. Large Jap. Wassenberg 1954 catalog.
WELCOM GUEST (Hollis, 1904) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
W. E. MACOUN (Blacklock) - Single - Red. Double row of clear red petals that do not fade. Large. Strong, healthy grower. List in Bulletin 93.
WENDELL L. WILLKIE (Van Steen, 1940) - Double - Deep Pink. Bulletin 80.
WENONAH (Franklin, 1920) - Double - Pink. Large. The loose flowers are dark pink, tipped and edged with white; yellow stamens prominent throughtout flower. Midseason.
WESTERNER (Bigger, 1942) - Jap. - Pink - Midseason. Height about 36". Fine upright growing plant with large flowers. The single row of large petals are medium pink surrounding a large center of very bright yellow staminodes. A very consistent bloomer. (Formerly seedling 61-37). Substance is extremely good. Bulletin 87 - catalogs.
WESTHILL (Little 1938) - Double - Light Pink - Early. Very large full light pink. List in Bulletin 91.
W. F. CHRISTMAN (Franklin, 1921) - Double - White - Midseason. Medium height. Rose-like fragrance. Large. Large outer petals of blush-white, shaded pink, especially on the outside, cupped, waved and held horizontally; center petals narrower and incurved at first, opening to a true rose form with small petals deep in the heart; the whole bloom flesh-white, suffused with faint rose-pink, a few petals edged with crimson; rose-like fragrance. Upright growth; free-flowering. Excellent foliage. A peony of almost typical globular form, but developing the true rose-form characteristic as it opens. Scarcely distinct enough to be greatly desirable, but undoubtedly an excellent sort. M