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'Karen Poulsen' rose References
Website/Catalog  (22 Oct 2023)  Includes photo(s).
3 to 4 feet    Z6-11 R H mr. The found rose, "Bailey Red" comes to us from Holly Springs, North Carolina via the Heritage Rose Foundation president, Charles Walker. The clusters of single red flowers are set off by the yellow stamens of this six-foot plant. It is thought to be a relatively modern Floribunda or Hybrid Tea, but it has proven to be a very rewarding garden plant regardless of its class.
Article (misc)  (Dec 2001)  Page(s) 113.  
Svend Poulsen named 'Karen Poulsen' for his niece... its striking colour gave it great popularity all over the world...
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 334.  
Karen Poulsen Floribunda. Poulsen (Denmark) 1932. Parentage: 'Kristen Poulsen' x 'Vesuvius'... borne in clusters of 3-12... a glorious fiery crimson that lasts right up to the time the petals fall... one of the most popular pre-war hybrid polyanthas... Karen was the niece of raiser Svend 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  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 283.  
Karen Poulsen Floribunda, medium red, 1932, 'Kirsten Poulsen' x 'Vesuvius'; Poulsen, S. Description.
Book  (1978)  Page(s) 120.  
'Karen Poulsen'  Short  Scarlet    Remontant   P2  H4
It took ten years to make perceptible improvements on Else and Kirsten, which is proof of the startling advance they had made. 'Karen Poulsen' came  from  Svend Poulsen in 1933, a lovely single rose, with heads of velvet scarlet flowers illuminated by their stamens. It was an improvement only in colour, for the plants were liable to put up one flowering shoot at a time, not the hallmark of a successful Floribunda. It was shorter than its sisters. The parents were 'Kirsten Poulsen' x 'Vesuvius', the latter a single crimson Hybrid Tea from McGredy.
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 domiannt 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  (1961)  Page(s) 117.  
W. C. Thorn. What's In A Name. ....Karen Poulsen is the daughter of the late Paul Poulsen
Book  (1958)  Page(s) 181.  
Karen Poulsen. F. (S. Poulsen; int. J&P, '33.) Kirsten Poulsen X Vesuvius. Single, brilliant scarlet; huge truss. Vig.; free bloom. (28) NRS Gold Medal, '33; Portland Gold Medal, '35.
Book  (1955)  Page(s) 111.  
'Karen Poulsen' Brilliant red. The colour is extremely durable even in burning sunlight. The single blooms are set in large clusters and flowering is continuous. Tall.
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