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'Karen Blixen ™' rose Description
'Karen Blixen ™' rose photo
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: POUlari
Exhibition name: Karen Blixen ™
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, before 1990). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, before 1990).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 1996 as 'Karen Blixen'.
Hybrid Tea.  
White or white blend.  Mild, fruity fragrance.  41 to 70 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Large, very double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, pointed buds.  
Bushy.  Large, glossy foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  

Height: 35" to 5' (90 to 150cm).  Width: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Australia - Patent  on  13 Dec 1996
Application No: 96/278   VIEW PBR PATENT
Australia - Application No: 1996/278  on  1996   VIEW PBR PATENT
Canada - Patent No: 1448  on  6 Mar 2003
Application No: 96-723  on  25 Jan 1996
European Union - Patent No: 314  on  1 Aug 1996
Application No: 1995/0444  on  2 Aug 1995
Holder: Poulsen Roser ApS. Denomination approved: POULARI.
First commercialisation in EU: 27/01/1993
Expiry of protection on February 1, 2018.
United States - Patent No: PP 9,274  on  5 Sep 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/310,713  on  21 Sep 1995
Hybrid Tea rose plant named `Poulart` A new variety of Hybrid Tea rose plant producing white flowers.
Inventors: Olesen; Pernille (Fredensborg, DK), Olesen; Morgens N. (Fredensborg, DK)
The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of rose plant of the Hybrid Tea rose class which was originated by my crossing as seed parents two unnamed, unpatented, proprietary seedlings of our creation. The varietal denomination of this new rose is `Poulari`.
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog says this a rose that has it all -- pure white color, superb form and a delightful fragrance. This rose commemorates the famous author of Out of Africa.

Fryer's Roses says Silver Anniversary is a new, scented, pure white Hybrid Tea...

Gwen Powell grows 'Karen Blixen' in her Los Angeles area garden and says it has very long stems, is disease resistant, has perfectly formed buds and flowers, and lasts very well as a cut flower.

Lisbet Matz grows 'Karen Blixen' in her organic garden in Copenhagen and says this rose grows better there than a lot of once-blooming varieties.

US PP 9,274 is for Poulart (not Poulari), but describes a white rose 'POUlari'.