Code = POU---
POULSEN, Dorus Theus
POULSEN, Niels Dines
, married Mogens Olesen
Poulsen was founded in 1878 by Dorus Theus (D.T.) Poulsen (1851 - 1925).
Poulsen Roser ApS
3480 Fredensborg, Denmark
[From The Ultimate Rose Book, by Stirling Macoboy, p. 223: Svend Poulsen was] the Danish pioneer of Cluster-flowered Roses.
[From Roses of America, by Stephen Scanniello and Tania Bayard, p. 117:] Floribunda (cluster-flowered) roses are the result of crossing polyanthas and hybrid teas. Much of the original work on floribundas was done by Danish hybridizer D.T. Poulsen, who was attempting to raise roses that would flourish in the harsh winters and short growing seasons of Scandinavia. Poulsen introduced what is considered the first floribunda, 'Rodhatte', in 1912, and his sons Dines and Svend continued his work with this type of rose.
[From Value for Money, by Lt. Col. Ken Grapes, p. 112:] Dorus Theus Poulsen [was born in 1850] of a farming family in Denmark. He started a nursery near Copenhagen... He had three sone and Dines the eldest, was sent to Trier in Germany where he worked for a year with the great German rose breeder Peter Lambert... After this he spent some time at Stanmore in England and then returned to Denmark to take charge of the new Poulsen premises near a village called Kelleriis in the north of the island of Zealand... [he] produced in 1911 the pink Polyantha variety which he named 'Ellen Poulsen', followed by 'Red Riding Hood' (Roodhatte in Danish)...
[Ibid, p. 113:] Around 1914, Dines handed over the rose breeding to his younger brother, Svend... [Svend Poulsen's] last rose was introduced in 1958. It was the bright red and yellow 'Rumba'... Svend died in 1974... Svend's son Niels carried on... [and] was awarded the RNRS Deam Hole Medal in 1994. The nursery is still run by his daughter Pernille [with] her husband Mogens Olesen...
[From A Celebration of Old Roses, by Trevor Griffiths, p. 131:] Poulsens of Denmark [Poulsen Rosenplanteskole] was founded in 1878 and introduced its first roses in 1912... [Poulsens] had a dominant part in the founding of the hybrid polyantha class, which became a bridge between the old polyantha rose and the new floribunda rose... Pernille Olesen (Poulsen) [and] her husband, Mogens, is now the proprietor of this world-famous nursery.