The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 105
WHITE SWAN (Pleas, 1913) - Single - White - Midseason.
WHITE SWAN (Franklin) Name dropped. List in Bulletins 91 and 93.
WHITE WATER (Kelsey, 1942) - Double - White - Midseason. A large white double, large enough to suit all and beautiful enough to please the most critical. 9" blooms not uncommon. Good habit, strong stems, a reliable bloomer. Bulletin 80.
WHITE WINGS (Hoogendoorn, 1949) - Single - White - Midseason. Height about 3'. Very large white single flowers up to 12" in diameter. Foliage dark, glossy green. S.M.W.C. of M. Bulletin 115.
WHITLEYI MAJOR (Origin unknown) - Single - White, or Blush - Midseason.
WIESBADEN (Goos & Koenemann, 1911) - Double - Pink - Late Midseason. Large. Clear flesh-pink, paling to white. M.
WILBUR WRIGHT (Kelway, 1909) - Single - Red - Midseason. Medium tall. Odor slightly unpleasant. Medium size. Dark crimson-maroon with attractive center of yellow stamens. Stems upright. Medium green foliage. "Described as a single but really has two or three rows of guard petals. Good landscape variety; does not burn in the sun."--Little. M.
WILDFIRE (Schroeder-Glasscock, 1947) - Single - Red - Very Early - Hybrid. Brilliant poppy red single with cup shaped flowers. Carpels are green tipped pink. A very brilliant garden flower that blooms with the early albiflora varieties. Officinalis x albiflora. Bulletin 107. List in Bulletin 129.
WILD ROSE (Kelway, 1929) Generally called KELWAY'S WILD ROSE. Single - White - Midseason. Slightly fragrant. Long smooth white petals, powdered thickly with tiny rose-pink dots, giving a pale pink effect; small cluster of yellow stamens in center; carpels crimson. Vigorous, very floriferous, strong stems. Good foliage. Interesting because of its color, but its general appearance is not unusual. M. Bulletin 38.
WILLIAM ANDERSON - Exhibited by William Anderson, White Bear Lake, Minn. Bulletin 79, page 10.
WILLIAM F. TURNER (Shaylor, 1916) - Double - Red - Early Midseason. Tall. Large. Very dark crimson petals with a blackish sheen mingled with yellow stamens. Free-flowering, strong stems. Dark foliage. A loose, big petaled flower of value for garden decoration because of the excellent habit of the plant. "Blooms early and lasts well without burning."-Little. "Erect, tall strong grower."-Boyd. M.
WILLIAM H. PARK (Freeborn, 1945) Jap. - White. Registered by error DR. WM. H. PACK. Seedling Chugai No. 29. Japanese type. Plant thrifty, shapely and very free producer of medium size, perfectly cupped, pure white flowers with unusually rich yellow centers. Carpels tipped yellow. Disc white. Lasts well and suitable for table decoration. Bulletins 98 and 99.
WILLIAM MESMAN (Kernberger, 1914) - Double - White - Midseason.
WILLIAM PENN (Brand, 1907) - Double - Rose Pink - Late Midseason. Deep rose Pink. Once listed as the largest of all peonies. Weak stems. M. List in Bulletin 130.
WILLIAM SHERADEN (Bockstoce, 1955) - Double - Pink - Hybrid. Tall. Light pink double with good stems and flowers from 6 to 7" in diameter. A cross of officinalis with albiflora on a 1F single red with an albiflora double (white or pink). Bulletin 136.
WILLISTON (Kelsey, 1936) - Double - White - Late Midseason. Large white double with extra strong stems. Rose formation. Very desirable. List in Bulletin 109.
WILL McCLELLAND (Shaylor, 1919) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
WILLOUGHBY (Kelsey, 1935) - Double - Pink. Very large, flesh-pink, double, showing stamens. Faint red edges on some of the petals. Good stems. Color changes to white with age. List in Bulletin 109.
WILL ROGERS (Franklin, 1935) - Double - White. 28 to 30" in height. Grown under seedling No. W200. A fine white, stiff stems with foliage to the ground. Full double. Foliage dark green. Mr. Franklin considers this equal or superior to his namesake. Bulletin 61.
WILTON LOCKWOOD (Shaylor, 1915) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Tall. Mildly fragrant. Very large. Enormous light rose-pink outer petals, opening cupped but relaxing with age, showing a long, incurved center marked with prominent red splashes and edges. Strong grower, floriferous. Good foliage. A very loosely formed flower of delicate color, illumined throughout by the bright yellow glow from the buried stamens. "Very tall, strong growth; free-bloming, broad foliage."-Little. "Tall, strong growth, free-blooming, good foliage."-Thurlow. M.
WINGED VICTORY (Saunders, 1950) - Single - Buff Rose - Early - Hybrid. Quadruple hybrid: albiflora, officinalis, macrophylla, and Mlokosewitschi.
WINNEBAGO CHIEF (Secor) - Single - Red. Tall. Floriferous, and its color is grand. Bulletin 51, page 31. M.
WINNIE WINKLE (Franklin, 1931) - Double - Pink - Late. Tall. No fragrance. Very large rose type, pink. Stiff stems. Upright, vigorous and always blooms. Finest when in full bloom. Bulletin 47.
WINNIFRED DOMME (Brand, 1913) - Double - Red - Midseason. Not fragrant. Small. Guards narrow and widely separated from the center, which is high built and incurved, dark maroon red throughout; greenish carpels in center tipped red, with pink kernels at base. Floriferous. Foliage narrow, dark and glossy. Flower not so dark as Mrs. John M. Lewis or Mons. Martin Cahuzac. Rather well shaped bloom, as a rule, but slightly rough and unfinished in appearance. "Very distinct color."-Fewkes. M.
WINNIKENNI (Thurlow, 1915) - Double - Pink - Very Late. Medium size, very full, rose-pink flower on strong stems. Sometimes has tight buds. "Rated much too high."-Little. M.
WINTERTHUR (Saunders) (Between 1952 and 1955) - White - Hybrid. Albiflora x macrophylla, 2F. Miss Saunders' letter, 1955.