Pic. of fortuniana rootstock from weeksroses.com. Comparing Dr. Huey-rootstock, Multiflora-rootstock, and Fortuniana-rootstock from link entitled "An overview of fortuniana". "Here in the Desert Southwest, with our generally alkaline soils and extreme temperatures, we find that r. multiflora has a shorter life span, losing its vigor after five years. While fortuniana bushes had superior root systems, they had difficulty with the harsh & cold English climate.Dr. McFadden budded two hybrid tea varieties, Queen Elizabeth and Tiffany, onto three different rootstocks. After counting the number of blooms ... fortuniana plants produced about THREE TIMES the number of blooms as those on multiflora and TWICE as many as on Dr. Huey."
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