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Hybridiser: Spierings, Henk, (NL)
Year Introduced: 2012
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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)

Semi-double. Upright/Trailer

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

Self branching

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.

Henkelly's Vitalia

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

Points: 74

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.

Anther: purple.

Pollen: gray.

Style: pink, 38mm.

Stigma: yellow, lobed.

Flowering: normal.

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.

Awards
Certificates & Nominations NKvF RC
Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Habit
Semi Trailing #
Hardiness
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #