'Else Poulsen' rose References
Book (2004) Page(s) 56.
Else Poulsen Floribunda. Description.
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 221.
Else Poulsen ('Joan Anderson') Cluster-flowered/Floribunda. Poulsen (Denmark) 1924. Parentage: 'Orléans Rose' x 'Red Star'... one of the earliest Cluster-flowered Roses bred by Poulsen of Denmark, who saw the potential of this class in gardens... bright pink flowers...
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) 112-114, 130. Includes photo(s).
Pages 112-114: [Photo] [At Blicking Hall] In the two beds nearest the house the flower colours are a blend of blue, mauve, pink and white, with a touch of crimson from the rose 'Else Poulsen'... [At Blicking Hall] Bordering the west beds are pink and crimson roses, 'Else Poulsen' and 'Kirsten Poulsen'...
Page 130: A rose garden of the 1930s will have the then new Floribundas such as 'Else Poulsen', its flowers bright rose-pink carried in clusters above glossy bronze foliage...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 157.
Floribunda, medium pink, 1924, ('Joan Anderson'); 'Orléans Rose' x 'Red Star'; Poulsen, S. Flowers bright rose-pink, 10 petals, medium (2 in.) blooms in clusters; slightly fragrant; foliage dark, bronze, glossy; vigorous, bushy growth.
Book (1990) Page(s) 126-128. Includes photo(s).
Else Poulsen Poulsen 1924. Flowers: bright rose-pink, medium-sized...
Book (1988) Page(s) 22.
(pink) [along with 'Kirsten Poulsen'] the first of what became the 'Hybrid Polyanthas'
Book (1971) Page(s) 75, 138.
Page 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...
Page 138: [Considered by Sam McGredy to be one of the great roses of our time...] The year 1924 saw the arrival of 'Else Poulsen', the first of the true Poulsen polyanthas. Very free-flowering and very frost-hardy, it is still grown all over the world and is seen in large quantities in Denmark and Scandinavia generally and in the U.S.A. It is not fragrant and is rather a harsh pink by present standards.
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...
Article (misc) (1960) Page(s) 110.
Else Poulsen Rarely a few hips in favorable years. Triploid.