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Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Spierings, Henk, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2010
Height 55cm
Spread 50cm


Naturally self branching and short jointed, compact plant that flowers very generously.

Tube: Creamy white with hint of rose, short.

Sepals: White flushed pink 62A above, white and magenta 68A below, yellow green 149A tip, horizontal and slightly recurved.

Corolla: Deep red purple 64B, up to 1/4 flared.

Foliage: Mid green.

Parentage: Henkelly’s Bettina x Henkelly’s Xanthos.

AFS 7688, NKvF 4906

Henkellys Hermine – No 7688 (Spierings 2011)

Single. Upright.

COROLLA: unflared, smooth petal margins; opens reddish purple (64B), white base; matures reddish purple (64B); 14mm (9/16) long x 11mm (7/16) wide.

SEPALS: horizontal, tips reflexed; white flushed pink (62A) tipped yellowish green (149A) upper surface; white & magenta (68A) lower surface; 17mm (7/8) long x 7mm (1/4) wide.

TUBE: white; short, thin; 8mm (7/16) long x 6mm (1/4) wide.

STAMENS extend 15mm (9/16) beyond the corolla; reddish purple (67A) filaments; purple (83A) anthers.

PISTIL extends 20mm (3/4) beyond the corolla; white style; pale yellow (2D) stigma.

BUD: Long.

FOLIAGE: dark green (147A) upper surface; medium green (147B) lower surface. Leaves are 57mm (2 1/4) long x 29mm (1 1/8) wide, lanceolate shaped, serrulate & lightly wavy edges, acute tips, rounded bases. Veins, stems & branches are bronze green.

Parentage: Henkellys Bettina x Henkellys Xanthos.

Medium upright. Self branching. Makes good upright, standard or pillar.

Prefers overhead filtered light or full sun in cool climate.

Best bloom color in bright or filtered light. Best foliage color in bright light.

Tested 3 years in Sint Michielsgestel, The Netherlands.

Nomination by N.K.v.F. as recommendable cultivar.

Distinguished by flower color combination & grayish blue pollen.

Henkelly's Hermine

Hybridiser: H.A.C. Spierings 2010 NL

Seed Parent: Henkelly's Bettina

Pollen Parent: Henkelly's Xanthos

NKvF number: 4906

AFS number: 7688

Approval Number: 100307

Points: 71

Flower: single, standing off to a solid neutral stalk, white / red pair, 23mm.

Flower Tube: sleeve, angular diameter, white, 8x6mm.

Sepals: state level, two-sided symmetry, top down, section plane, boss dimensions small and yellowish 149A, exterior color white with a pink blush 62A, 68A inside white with pink, 17x7mm.

Petals: closed top, bottom view oval, not outstanding, the petals are normally formed with an edge, basic color white, red purple midfield 64B, 64A outskirts red purple, 14x11mm.

Filament: pink, variable length, 29-23mm.

Anther: purple.

Pollen: blue.

Style: white, 42mm.

Stigma: cream, lobed.

Flowering: rich to very rich.

Flowering: normal.

Bud: oblong, round diameter, 2-4 axillary buds per leaf axil, top opens like a lantern.

Berry: round and light brown red, 12x10mm.

Leaf: lancet shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly toothed and slightly wavy, frosted appearance, smooth and bumpy, color, medium green top, bottom, light green, midrib, veins and petiole green source.

Growth habit: erect.

Cultivation Method: bush or pillar for in full sun or filtered light, best color in bright light or filtered light.

Specialties: Self-branching plant with fresh flowers protruding who has three different colors in the sepals and with a rare blue pollen. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.

Certificates & Nominations NKvF RC
Flower Size
Small (1.5 - 3cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #