|Size Category/Growth Habit||Medium shrub|
|Spacing||7 feet apart on centers|
|Color||Light pink with slightly darker reverse|
|Bloom||Semi-double. Blooms occur in clusters. Successive flushes of bloom spring, summer, and fall.|
|Planting Site||Full sun, excellent air circulation|
|Water Use||Keep moist until established (usually requires one month to establish). Average water needs during growing season.|
|Cold Hardiness||Hardy in zones 5-9|
|History||Introduced by Danish breeder S. Poulsen as a cross of ‘Orleans Rose’ x ‘Red Star’.|
Else Poulsen displays wave after wave of medium-large blossoms. The distinctive upright form and bright coloration of the blossoms make the plant look like a beautiful cyclamen pot plant that has been created for a race of giants. Needs excellent air circulation to reduce the incidence of disease. This selection is best suited for use in background plantings where its size and high-impact color can be used to advantage. Else Poulsen has shown tolerance to poor soils.
This selection is best suited for use in background plantings. Else Poulsen is most frequently used in the landscape for the quantity of blooms and as an accent between other perennials and shrubs.