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Deep pink Floribunda.
Registration name: POUlbella
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 1988). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 1988).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 1996 as 'Bewitched'.
Floribunda.  Castle ® Collection, National Parks ® Collection.  
Deep pink.  Mild, fruity fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small, pointed buds.  
Glossy, dark green foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of up to 47" (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 39" (up to 100 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
European Union - Patent No: 439  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950439  on  Aug 1995
Holder: Poulsen Roser ApS. Denomination approved: POULBELLA.
First commercialisation in EU: February 3, 1994
Expiry of protection on March 1, 2019.
United States - Patent No: PP 12,904  on  3 Sep 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/259,368  on  26 Feb 1999
According to the Canadian Plant Breeders' Rights Office, an application (No. 98-1277) for POULbella was filed by Poulsen Roser ApS.
Pollen parent could also be Unknown X 'Bella Rosa' (see Members' comments).