'Rödhätte' rose References
Newsletter (Sep 2018) Page(s) 23. Includes photo(s).
[From "Danish Heritage Roses", by Jens Otto Pedersen, pp. 21-23]
The maybe most important rose of the 20th century was bred in Denmark by Dines T. Poulsen. ʻRødhætte’ / ʻRödhätte’ (ʻMadame Norbert Levavasseur’ × ʻLiberty’), hybrid tea, Dickson, 1900-– (ʻRed Riding Hood’) was introduced in 1911 and is considered the first rose in the group of floribunda roses
Magazine (1998) Page(s) 109. Vol 92, Part 4.
Dr. Alan S. Harris. Northern Lights and Nordic Roses.
'Rodhatte'. ('Red Riding Hood') was introduced by Dines Poulsen in 1911. It is a cross of the Polyantha 'Mme. Norbert Levavasseur' and 'Richmond'. This rose founded the success of Poulsen's roses in Denmark. This remarkable Floribunda rose was so successful that during the 1920s, it was responsible for over 25% of all roses sold annually in Sweden. No other rose has ever been this popular. This rose founded the cornerstone of the Poulsen nursery and its success contributed to the introduction by Poulsen of many roses that proved both popular and hardy in the Nordic climate. It has a fine, deep red colouring. It forms a small bush shape of 70 x 50cm. It has little fragrance. It is an excellent bedding flower.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 500.
Rödhätte Floribunda, clear cherry-red, 1912, ('Red Riding Hood'); 'Mme. Norbert Levavasseur' x 'Richmond'; Poulsen, D. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 17.
Introduced in 1912, it had small, semi-double, cherry-coloured flowers in large clusters. Unfortunately, it seems to have been lost in the turmoil of the First World War and little more has been heard about it since.
Book (Aug 1990) Page(s) 117.
Poulsen introduced what is considered the first floribunda, 'Rödhätte', in 1912, and his sone Dines and Svend continued his work with this type of rose... 'Rödhätte', whose name means 'Red Riding Hood', is a cross between a red polyantha and a red hybrid tea; it was originally sold as a polyantha or a hybrid polyantha. It is no longer available commercially.
Book (1979) Page(s) 70-75.
Niels Dines Poulsen, Rose-breeder and Grower Kvistgaard, Denmark.
Development of the Floribunda
In my opinion, the true forerunner of the floribundas is "Little Red Riding Hood" —1911 (Rodhaette). It was raised by my late uncle "Dines" who worked a couple of years in his young days for Peter Lambert in Germany and got a lot of inspirations from this great rose hybridizer. This variety is still in commerce in Scandinavia — believe it or not.
Book (1978) Page(s) 118.
Dines Poulsen now enters the story with this important rose, which he introduced in 1912. The name means Red Riding Hood, and probably it was the first rose which we should take to be a Floribunda. It was semi-double, with light red flowers. The parents were 'Mme Norbert Levavasseur' x 'Richmond'; that is a red Polyantha crossed with a red Hybrid Tea.
Book (1964) Page(s) 122.
1912 Rödhätte (Red Riding Hood) - red hybrid Polyantha
Article (misc) (1960) Page(s) 110.
Rodhatte Rarely a few hips in favorable years. Triploid.
Book (1958) Page(s) 327.
Rödhätte (Red Riding-Hood). F. (D. Poulsen, '12.) Mme. Norbert Levavasseur X Richmond. Large, semi-dbl., clear cherry-red; large cluster. Fol. rich green. Dwarf.