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Hybridiser: Spierings, Henk, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2008
Height 40cm
Spread 40cm


A vigorous beauty suitable for containers, borders or bedding. Also suitable for training into standards, fans etc. Flowers freely, prefers full sun and needs bright light.

Tube: Red 53B, glossy.

Sepals: Red, glossy, fairly thick, horizontal, recurved tip.

Corolla: Dark red purple 59A, matures slightly paler 61A. Smooth petals, wavy edge, 1/4 to 1/2 flared.

Foliage: Dark green.

Parentage: (Drama Girl x Roesse Blacky) x Loxhore Mazurka.

AFS 7033, NKvF 4722

Henkellys Gitano – No 7033 (Spierings, 2009)

Single. Upright

COROLLA: quarter flared; wavy petal margins; opens dark reddish purple (59A); matures dark reddish purple (61A); 29mm (1 1/8) long x 30mm (1 3/16) wide

SEPALS: horizontal, tips recurved; red (53B) upper & lower surfaces; 35mm (1 3/8) long x 18mm (11/16) wide

TUBE: red (53B); medium length & thickness; 14mm (9/16) long x 15mm (9/16) wide

STAMENS extend 10mm (3/8) beyond the corolla; reddish purple (64B) filaments; dark reddish purple (64A) anthers

PISTIL extends 33mm (1 5/16) beyond the corolla; dark rose (64C) style; rose (64D) stigma

BUD: long

FOLIAGE: dark green (138A) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface

Leaves are 75mm (3) long x 43mm (1 11/16) wide; elliptic shaped, serrate edges, acute tips, rounded bases

Veins are light green, stems are bronze green & branches are red

PARENTAGE: (Drama Girl x Roesse Blacky) x Loxhore Mazurka

Tall upright

Self branching

Makes good upright or standard

Prefers full sun

Best bloom & foliage color in bright light

Tested 4 years in Sint Michielsgestel, The Netherlands

Distinguished by contrasting flower colors.

Henkelly's Gitano

Hybridiser: H.A.C. Spierings 2008 NL

Seed Parent: Drama Girl x Roesse Blacky

Pollen Parent: Loxhore Mazurka

NKvF number: 4722

AFS number: 7033

Approval Number: 080 209

Points: 55

Flower: single, hanging from a solid neutral stem, red / D.paars, 35mm.

Flower Tube: tubular shape, diameter round, red 53B, 14x15mm.

Sepals: horizontal position, symmetry four sides, top and sectional plane, color outside, inside and top red 53B, 35x18mm.

Petals: normally shaped crown, bottom view around, outstanding quarter, petals are round in shape with an edge, red color base 59C, society and outskirts red purple 59A, 29x30mm.

Filament: red, 4 long and 4 short stamens, 32-26mm.

Anther: purple.

Pollen: gray.

Style: red, 65mm.

Stigma: pink, lobed.

Flowering: rich.

Flowering: normal.

Bud: oblong, round cross section, two axillary buds per leaf axil, normally open top.

Berry: elongated and green, 15x4mm.

Leaf: elliptical shape, top striker foot stomp, slightly serrated edge, matt appearance, smooth and flat, similar veins, medium green color top, bottom, midrib and veins pale green, bronze green petiole.

Growth habit: erect.

Cultivation Method: shrub or stem for in full sun or filtered light, best color in filtered light.

Specialties: strong grower with well-shaped flowers.

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #