Article (newsletter) (May 1998) Page(s) 3.
R. multiflora it is called 'No-ibara' (meaning "field rose") in Japan... it grows wild almost everywhere... The roses which illustrate classical Japanese works are considered to be No-ibaras... description and growth...
Book (1997) Page(s) 27. Includes photo(s).
Book (1997) Page(s) 14. Includes photo(s).
A rampant scrambler that produces huge panicles of single, fragrant flowers followed by small red hips.
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 318-319.
R. multiflora Thunberg About 1860 Jean Sisley of Lyon received from his son in Japan seeds of the wil R. multiflora of Thunberg, a strong climbing Rose with single white flowers, which was quite different from the Chinese Multiflora of gardens, which had pink or crimson double flowers. Guillot, the famous Rose breeder of Lyon, planted some of these Japanese Multifloras in his nursery, and in 1868 saved seeds from them... one of these had large, tinged white flowers with two rows of petals and produced good seeds, which were sown in 1872, and this produced in the second generation the first two Poly-Poms, 'Paquerette' and 'Mignonette'... Both were continuous in their flowering... 'Paquerette' was a pure white, while 'Mignonette' was rosy-pink and white; both combined the characters of multiflora and the 'Dwarf Pink China'
Book (Mar 1994) Page(s) 91. Includes photo(s).
Rosa multiflora Description, vital statistics and tips
Book (1994) Page(s) 4, 26. Includes photo(s).
[One of the 65 climbing roses Stephen Scanniello describes in detail in his book and that grows in the Cranford Rose Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. There are several pages devoted to this rose, including its history, cultivation, and a photograph. Here are some highlights, but please refer to the book for more details.]
R. multiflora and R. wichuraiana were the two most influential species roses to play a role in the development of climbers.
Book (May 1992) Page(s) 5, 7. Includes photo(s).
Book (1988) Page(s) 161.
location 129/1+2, R. multiflora Thunb., SYNSTYLAE, Japan, Korea, northern China, 1862, white, double, fragrant, small, cluster-flowered, very floriferous, late-blooming, climbing, upright-arching, well-branched, broad, 3-5 m, medium green large-very large matte-glossy foliage, 7-9 leaflets, red small rounded glossy fruit, reflexed sepals, fall off early, very many hips
location 128/2, R. multiflora Thunb. var. thunbergiana Thory, SYNSTYLAE, white, single, small, cluster-flowered, very floriferous, climbing, upright, 3 m, medium-dark green medium size, glossy foliage, 7-9 leaflets
Book (1981) Page(s) 93.
Rosa multiflora. This species, from East Asia, was first introduced in 1860....Certain forms of R. multiflora, early arrivals from China, are useful in breeding programs.
1804 R. multiflora carnea was taken to England by Thomas Evans of the East India Company; it became the basic seed parent of the multiflora climbers; the flowers are pale pink, small and double.
1817 Charles Greville, in London, received the 'Seven Sisters Rose' (R. multiflora platyphylla) from China...
1844 R. multiflora alba introduced from Japan. Very double, opening pale pink then fading to white.
1862 Coignet, a French engineer in the employ of the Japanese government, sent seeds of R. multiflora to the Mayor of Lyon who passed them on to Guillot.
p154. R. multiflora Taller White Summer P4 H2
One of the least attractive of wild roses, but one of the most generous and amazing parents. Its leaves are dull, its white flowers small, and it is in such a hurry to drop its petals, that you will be lucky to see the bushes in bloom at all if the wind is blowing. The small hips are as dull as the leaves, but the birds can see them and make haste to eat them. In spite of all these disabilities, it has had a great influence on modern roses; also upon the rose industry, which in America in particular uses R. multiflora as a rootstock. Unfortunately it is also the best indicator of virus, in the sense that if a virus is present in the rose being grafted, it is liable to exhibit itself in plants grown on R. multiflora, whereas it may remain latent and unseen if a different rootstock is used. There are pink varieties, R. multiflora cathavensis, with a larger flower, and R. multiflora carnea, which is double.
R. multiflora is a hardy shrub from East Asia. It was for some years known as R. polyantha, a name it gave to its first offspring after it arrived in Europe.
p155. Descendent from multiflora normally have three points of identification: clusters of many small flowers; dull, rough looking leaves, usually light green; and stipules which are not only deeply toothed, but prominent as that small feature goes