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'Rosa multiflora Thunb.' rose References
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  (8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 24-26.  
'Queen Elizabeth'... raised by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts, of Livermore, California... He had begun work on it just after the war, crossing 'Charlotte Armstrong', a tall-growing blood-red hybrid tea of his own breeding, with 'Floradora', a red floribunda raised by the Tantaus in Germany... the American plants of 'Queen Elizabeth' were all much bigger than anything [Wheatcroft himself had] ever seen the variety achieve in [England]... budded on multiflora stocks, which always produce an outsize root system, they were three or four times the size of [the plants in England] in every way... fragrance is all that it lacks...
Article (misc)  (1950)  Page(s) 111, 114.  
Page 111: R. multiflora [is] used as an understock
Page 114: (the Polyantha or Japanese Rose) forms a wide spreading bush with leaves consisting of from five to eleven leaflets and bears loose heads of white, honey-scented flowers... a parent of many of the polyantha and multiflora types
Book  (1937)  Page(s) 74.  
multiflora Thnb. (Synst. Asiatic) [pollen quality] 80% [ploidy] 14
Book  (1936)  
Multiflora (Synst) Thunberg 1784; white, small, single, trusses like blackberry, once-blooming on strongly arching canes, strong black prickles, growth 8/10, upright, 2m. Type. Japan and Korea. Used as understock for roses. Sangerhausen
Book  (28 Feb 1935)  Page(s) 55, 57.  
While 'Manetti' is a fine understock for the darker Hybrid Teas... it is fast being replaced by Japanese Multiflora and 'Odorata'...
p. 57: Japanese Multiflora has finally come into its own in California as the most nearly universal understock... I am told that a form of Multiflora called 'Chenault (5892)' is better than Japanese Multiflora...
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