need ID on mystery climbing rose

lbuzzell(z10 CA)April 19, 2010

Three 1/2 years ago in the fall we collected cuttings from a climbing rose in a thicket full of what looked like thornless Cecile Brunner in front of a bed and breakfast on Tomales Bay in Northern California. We thought we were getting a thornless Cl. CB. We planted it back home - coastal Central Coast of CA - and for the first 3 years in the ground it produced long, thornless canes without much foliage, and no roses -- until the last few weeks. The bud clusters are very strange and the flowers are nothing like what we thought we were getting. They look like clusters of blackberry flowers. Do we have some kind of single Lady Banks? A species rose? The flowers are lightly and sweetly fragrant.

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Thanks for any clues!


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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

From your description probably a Rosa multiflora rootstock cultivar, that had sprouts present when you took the cuttings.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 1:19PM
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Yep Multiflora!

Here is a link that might be useful: Multiflora

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 2:29PM
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lbuzzell(z10 CA)

Many thanks for letting me know that this is multiflora thornless understock. After 3 1/2 years of nursing it along after taking a cutting, with nary a bloom, we're so sad that we didn't get what we thought we were getting -- a thornless climbing Cecile Brunner. The joys and sorrows of rose rustling!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2010 at 11:07AM
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