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'Kirsten Poulsen' rose Description
'Kirsten Poulsen' rose photo
Photo courtesy of A Woodland Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium red Floribunda.
Registration name: Kirsten Poulsen
Origin:
Bred by Svend Poulsen (Denmark, 1924).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1925 as 'Kirsten Poulsen'.
Class:
Floribunda, Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Scarlet.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Light green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Kirsten Poulsen was the daughter of Dines Poulsen.
 
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