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'R. multiflora' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 116-939
most recent 29 MAY 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 MAY 19 by Andrew from Dolton
I saw this rose a few years ago it grows by the side of the A377 road just before you get to Bishop's Tawton on the way to Barnstaple. It has pretty pink buds. I have propagated it.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 MAY 19 by Palustris
Right here in the town of Barnstable, MA USA I have noticed several R. multiflora with pink buds that open to white flowers. There is one on my road that opens to light pink flowers. They should open in a week or so: it is still a little early for R. multiflora here.
Discussion id : 94-863
most recent 10 SEP 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 SEP 16 by Steven Cook
I used to own property in Maryland and pulled this stuff out by wagonload. It pulled out very easily most of the time. Practically just lifted right out of the soil. Not like kudzu, which is tenacious. Now all that multiflora is all being attacked by rose rosette disease. I suspect though that it will adapt and survive, even thrive. It spreads it to garden roses though. I resent that, like kudzu, both R. multiflora and it's supposed cure, RRD, has been pushed on us by the federal Department of Unintended Consequences, I mean Agriculture, and over-confident agronomists everywhere. Just the other day, I saw a paper online in which a couple of Ph.Ds described how to graft RRD-infected buds onto feral plants as the way to beat R. multiflora. Fears of it spreading to cultivated roses are completely unfounded.
Discussion id : 94-748
most recent 5 SEP 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 SEP 16 by Give me caffeine
If you want yet another synonym for this one, just to make things even more confusing, a friend of mine says that in Nova Scotia the introduced (and somewhat invasive) R. multiflora is also known as the "Beach Rose". For the obvious reason that it likes growing near beaches on the coast.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 SEP 16 by Patricia Routley
If you want a fascinating rose-read with your morning coffee, then the R. multiflora references are highly recommended. I found another synonym - the Field Rose - but as that name is a synonym of R. arvensis, I haven't done anything with it. Beach Rose is a synonym of R. Rugosa, so I haven't done anything with that name either. There is another synonym used by members of this household, but we won't delve too deeply into that one. It grows probably too well here and we should make more use of it, although I am not too sure about eating it as the author of the 2001 reference suggests. I rather think he had the wrong plant when he mentioned lablab.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 5 SEP 16 by Give me caffeine
Oh bother*. I just checked and it was rugosa that she was referring to. She didn't give a synonym for multiflora, although apparently that's all over the place too. They probably just have rude names for it.

*This actually means something different and less genteel. :D
Discussion id : 71-950
most recent 2 JUN 13 SHOW ALL
Initial post 28 MAY 13 by MysteryRosesPA
If anyone has any roses with this as a parent, please send me a private message so that I will not inadvertently copy your patent. Otherwise I am starting a series with this rose.

Sincerely, M.R.O. 22
Reply #1 of 7 posted 29 MAY 13 by Kim Rupert
You don't have to worry about copying a patent. It isn't the combination of parents which are patented, but the specific seedling you submit for patent. Herb Swim released dozens of roses from the same parent cross and many were patented. Minutifolia is so blamed difficult to breed with any other rose, if you can find one cross which works, perhaps you might be best off using that cross to see where you can take it.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 29 MAY 13 by Benaminh
Kim, MRO22 is using multiflora, not minutifolia. A much easier rose to hybridize. I am using the Baja native, and those darn thorny hips are starting to peeve me off.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 29 MAY 13 by Kim Rupert
Sorry about that! Drain bamage. Either way, it is the specific seedling which may be patented, not the genetic combination, so you're safe.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 30 MAY 13 by MysteryRosesPA
Thank you for the information! My specimens,which are purely wild, are almost in full bloom, and will be very interesting to see what comes out.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 30 MAY 13 by Kim Rupert
I hope Rose Rosette Disease isn't an issue where you are. Having large, mature plants of multiflora around could be very scary!
Reply #6 of 7 posted 2 JUN 13 by MysteryRosesPA
Don't worry it isn't. My problems are Japanese Beetles, Aphids, Little green worms, Ground Moles, and the big one: Blackspot.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 2 JUN 13 by Kim Rupert
I'm glad! I think if I had to deal with RRD/RRV, I wouldn't be growing roses. Thankfully, there isn't anything that severe attacking roses here...YET.
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