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'Kirsten Poulsen' rose Description
'Kirsten Poulsen' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Alf E. Andresen
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Medium red Floribunda.
Registration name: Kirsten Poulsen
Bred by Svend Poulsen (1884-1974) (Denmark, 1924).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1925 as 'Kirsten Poulsen'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by D. Prior & Son Ltd. in 1925 as 'Kirsten Poulsen'.
Floribunda, Hybrid Polyantha.  
Scarlet.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Upright, well-branched.  Light green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Kirsten Poulsen was the daughter of Dines Poulsen.
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