'Kirsten Poulsen' rose References
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 52.
Magazine (1998) Page(s) 109. vol 92, Part 4.
Dr. Alan S. Harris. Northern Lights and Nordic Roses.
'Kirsten Poulsen' .....
Book (1997) Page(s) 37.
...using the Dwarf Polyantha 'Orléans Rose' and 'mum' and the Hybrid Tea 'Red Star' as 'dad, [Svend Poulsen] raised two outstanding seedlings. These were introduced in 1924; one was 'Else Poulsen', a pink semi-double, and the other was 'Kirsten Poulsen', a red single. Each had largish flowers compared to the Polyanthas and was taller in growth; the flowers, however, unlike those of their seed parent, were produced in large clusters. They also continued flowering throughout the summer, whereas most of the Hybrid Teas of the day took a rest between their first flush in June/July and their second in September. It turned out... that these exciting new roses were almost sterile and not easy to breed from, but persistence paid off and more of a similar type followed from the Poulsen stable. The most famous is probably the lovely red 'Karen Poulsen' (1932)...
Book (1995) Page(s) 113.
[At Blicking Hall] Bordering the west beds are pink and crimson roses, 'Else Poulsen' and 'Kirsten Poulsen'...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 289.
Kirsten Poulsen Floribunda, medium red, 1924, 'Orléans Rose' x 'Red Star'; Poulsen, S. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 199. Includes photo(s).
A richly coloured single with a white eye, originally classes as a Poulsen Rose, but later classified as one of the first Floribundas. Poulsen (Denmark) 1924.
Book (1990) Page(s) 129. Includes photo(s).
Kirsten Poulsen Poulsen 1924. Flower: single, scarlet... one of the first hybrid polyanthas...
Book (1988) Page(s) 22.
(red) [along with 'Else Poulsen'] the first of what became the 'Hybrid Polyanthas'
Book (1971) Page(s) 75.
[Poulsen] started the polyantha roses, the type that gave rise to the floribundas, the most popular type today. 'Poulsen's Pearl' is typical of that early type. Poulsen's was the dominant firm with those roses in the thirties. 'Else Poulsen', a very famous rose, is still grown after all this time... 'Else Poulsen', 'Karen Poulsen', 'Kirsten Poulsen' are all roses named after the girls of the family...
Book (8 Mar 1970) Page(s) 137.
[Svend Poulsen] used 'Orléans Rose', reputed to be another Mme. Levavasseur' seedling, crossed with another crimson hybrid tea, 'Red Star', a semi-double. They produced 'Else [Poulsen'] and 'Kirsten Poulsen', which in 1924 were to set the whole rose world on the trail of new wonders... 'Else' ('Joan Anderson' in the United States) was a clear, deep, rose-pink semi-double, 'Kirsten' a bright scarlet single. Both were landmarks, to be planted all over the world for their brightness and hardiness...