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'Rumba ®' rose References
Article (misc)  (Dec 2001)  Page(s) 113.  
[Svend Poulsen's] last rose was introduced in 1958. It was the bright red and yellow 'Rumba'...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 527.  
Floribunda, red blend, 1958, 'Masquerade' x ('Poulsen's Bedder' x 'Floradora'); Poulsen, S.; McGredy, 1960; C-P, 1962. Bud ovoid; flowers poppy-red, center yellow, double (35 petals), cupped, medium (2-2 1/2 in.) blooms in clusters; slightly fragrant (spicy); foliage dark, glossy, leathery; vigorous, bushy growth.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 146, 246 (photo).  Includes photo(s).
Rumba Cluster-flowered floribunda. Parentage: 'Masquerade' x ('Poulsen's Bedder' x 'Floradora'). Denmark 1958. Description and cultivation... Yellow, double blooms are flushed with red and clustered on the stem, fading with age...
Book  (1974)  Page(s) 52.  
David Ruston, South Australia. Roses of Distinction. 
An older floribunda, 'Rumba' is still unique in that its nicely formed flowers in good clusters are smaller than most other floribundas, but the well spaced heads are ideal for use among larger varieties in flower arrangement and 'Rumba' lasts as well as any variety I know when picked.
Website/Catalog  (1963)  Page(s) 4.  
Novelty Roses 1962. Rhumba (Hyb. Poly. Poulsen 1960) Cherry, yellow and bright red with very large heads of bloom. Each bloom about 1 inch across. The growth is medium and we think this variety will make an ideal border and be very popular. 10/6 each.
Book  (1962)  
p14. Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW. New Roses 
Rhumba Floribunda. Bright red and yellow smallish flowers in very large clusters. Free flowering and vigorous.

p23. Dr. A. S. Thomas.   New Roses in Victoria. 
Rumba Florib. (Poulsen, 1960) Large heads of small florets in a very pretty combination of yellow and red. As compared and contrasted with 'Masquerade', the colours are more distinct, the florets are smaller and fuller and they do not suffer from close inspection. The growth is not as tall but the general effect is much better.
Book  (1961)  Page(s) 55.  
p55.  Frank W. Pulsford, Hazlewood Nurseries Pty. Ltd. New Roses for 1961.
Rhumba Floribunda. (Poulsen 1960) Cherry, yellow and bright red. This a new break in Floribundas.

p153. T. G. Stewart. Victoria. advertisement. 
Roses for 1961.  Rumba
Magazine  (Aug 1960)  Page(s) 3. trimester, p. 22.  
Le 19 mai dernier avait lieu à MADRID le concours de roses nouvelles. ...
2èmes Certificats : au rosier polyantha « RHUMBA ». Obtenteur : Svend Poulsen, Danemark. — Au rosier à grande fleur « DUET ». Obtenteur : Armstrong Nurseries, Etats-Unis. — Au rosier à grande fleur « SUPER STAR ». Obtenteur: Rosen Tantau, Allemagne
Book  (1960)  Page(s) 23.  
Edgar M Allen.  The British National Rose Society's 1959 Show Awards to New Seedlings.
Certificate of Merit. Rhumba Fl. (Poulsen). This new dwarf-type Floribunda with its cherry-red rosette blooms looked an all-out Gold Medal candidate at the beginning of the season, but was just a bit behind in our summer drought. Very attractive, however, in all stages, and a favourite with the ladies.
Book  (1960)  Includes photo(s).
p65.  Photo. Rumba

p153. Show Awards and Trial Ground Awards 1959. 
Certificate of Merit Rumba (flori) Trial Ground no. 1721. Reg no. 509. Raiser Svend Poulsen, Denmark.  Distributor S. McGredy & Son, N. Ireland. ('Poulsen's Bedder'  x 'Floradora') x 'Masquerade'. Growth dwarf and bushy with plentiful dark green foliage 17. Freedom from disease 12. Blooms small, 2 inches across when open (38 small petals), Lemon Yellow No. 4, changing towards the edges of the petals to Saturn Red No. 13 and then deepening to Orient Red No. 819 and Dutch Vermilion No. 717, Orient Red No. 819 on the edges of the petals 17. Freedom of flowering 16. General effect 8.  Fragrance 5.

p155. Trial Ground Certificate Rumba (flori.)
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