"Huilito"

(Pronounced: hugh-LEE-toe)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"Huilito"

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"Huilito" is a found rose from the Rio Grande Valley in extreme south Texas. It is a fragrant hybrid Bourbon-China with a distinctive color and strong fragrance.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

"Huilito" is a found rose from the Rio Grande Valley in extreme south Texas. Named for an elderly Spanish gardener, it is a fragrant hybrid Bourbon-China with a distinctive color and strong fragrance.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensi

 
GROUP:

Found

 
CLASS:

H Ch

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

"Huilito" was introduced into commerce by the Antique Rose Emporium in 1988.  

DATE:

Unknown [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    2 '     to    3 '           Width:    2 '     to    2 '



"Huilito" forms a small, compact bush, 2' to 3' in height.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium green and China-like.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. "Huilito" starts blooming April in the Texas Hill Country, and repeats in the fall with scattered flowers in the summer.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.00"      to      3.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      3           Petal Count:    40 to 50          

"Huilito" flowers are medium sized, globular, and quartered.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

MP - Medium pink."Huilito" blooms are a distinctive bluish pink.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

VF - Very Fragrant. "Huilito" has a strong Bourbon fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

"Huilito" tolerates poorer soils and has no known disease problems.

 
PROPAGATION:

"Huilito" may be propagated by cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Availability is limited

The China-like foliage and Bourbon fragrance of "Huilito" suggest that it is a Bourbon-China hybrid.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Reference Guide. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 57.