Year Introduced: 2012
A free branching, free flowering modern cultivar with appealing flowers in classic colours.
Tube: Dark rose (58C), medium length.
Sepals: Held 1/2 up, tips recurved, upper surface dark rose 58C, lower is magenta 58B. About 33mm (1 1/4") long.
Corolla: Bell shaped, 1/4 flared, wavy petal edges. Opens reddish purple N74B, matures magenta 68A. About 25mm (1") long and 21mm (3/4") wide.
Foliage: Medium green 138A.
Parentage: Henkelly's Syrelle x HermenJan van de Vosse.
AFS 8224, NKvF 5008
Henkellys Vitalia No 8224 (Spierings 2013)
COROLLA: quarter flared, bell shaped, wavy petal margins; opens reddish purple (N74B); matures magenta (68A); 23mm (7/8") long x 21mm (13/16") wide
PETALOIDS: Same colors as corolla; 29mm (1 1/8") long x 18mm (11/16") wide
SEPALS are half up, tips recurved up; dark rose (58C) upper surface; magenta (58B) lower surface; 33mm (1 5/16") long x 13mm (1/2") wide
TUBE is dark rose (58C); medium length and thickness; 14mm (9/16") long x 6mm (1/4") wide
STAMENS extend 20mm (3/4") beyond the corolla; reddish purple (N66B) filaments; dark purple (79A) anthers
PISTIL extends 16mm (5/8") beyond the corolla; light reddish purple (N66C) style; light tan (161C) stigma
BUD is elongated, ball shape
FOLIAGE is medium green (138A) upper surface; medium green (138B) lower surface
Leaves are 49mm (1 15/16") long x 20mm (3/4") wide, lanceolate shaped, serrate edges, obtuse tips, acute bases. Veins and stems are red, branches are green
PARENTAGE: Henkellys Syrelle x Hermen Jan Van De Vosse
Lax upright or stiff trailer
Makes good basket
Prefers overhead filtered light or full sun
Best bloom color in bright or filtered light
Best foliage color in filtered light
Tested 3 years in Sint Michielsgestel, The Netherlands
Nominated by NKvF as recommendable cultivar
Distinguished by steel blue flower color.
Hybridiser: H.A.C. Spierings 2012 NL
Seed Parent: Henk Elly's Syrelle
Pollen Parent: HermenJan of the Fox
NKvF number: 5008
AFS number: 8224
Approval Number: 120112
Flower: Just hanging on a loose neutral stem, 37mm.
Flower Tube: sleeve, round diameter, dark 58C, 14x6mm.
Sepals: position half way, four-sided symmetry, top up, cross-section, color exterior and dark top 58C, 58B inside dark, 33x13mm.
Petals: bell-shaped crown, bottom view around, quarter outstanding, the petals are normally formed with a serrated edge, color base pink 62A, society and outskirts red purple N74B, 23x21mm, there are also semi-double flowers for around 2 remaining petals 29x18-14x4mm.
Filament: pink, 4 long and 4 short stamens, 40-38mm.
Style: pink, 38mm.
Stigma: yellow, lobed.
Flowering time: early.
Bud: oblong, point sideways, round cross section, one axillary bud per leaf axil, normally open top.
Berry: elongated, 15x5mm.
Leaf: lancet shape, apex blunt foot spire, slightly serrated edge, matt appearance, smooth and flat, similar veins, color top, bottom and middle green veins, midrib and petiole red.
Growth habit: half pendant.
Cultivation Method: pendant or shrub for filtered light or sunlight, color best in partial shade or bright light.
Special features: Self branching floriferous plant that looks through the many leaf axils. The flowers have strongly serrated petals. This is a cultivar nominated by the NKvF.
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|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|