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'R. multiflora carnea' rose Description
'R. multiflora carnea' rose photo
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Light pink Species.
Exhibition name: R. multiflora carnea
Bred by Unknown Chinese Breeder(s) (China, before 1804).
Discovered by Thomas Evans (United Kingdom, 1804).
Species Cross.  
Light pink.  
Height of 9' 10" (300 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Rosa multiflora var. carnea Redouté & Thory (1821)
The early Hybrid Multifloras (Seven Sisters, Laure Davoust, de la Grifferaie) are derived from 'Carnea,' which was either a garden variety or a species hybrid, and not the species Rosa multiflora. See References.

An early gardening name for R. multiflora was R. umbellata. The reference to R. umbellata flore carneo is attributed by some to R. rubiginosa var. umbellata, but the blooms of the latter are not double. The drawing by Bertuch has similarities to that in the Botanical Register (1819), however the former states that blooms are 2-4 inches large, in clusters of 4-5, the plant is about 4 feet tall and not very tender. A different rose than today's 'Multiflora carnea'?
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