The introduction of Rosa multiflora Thunberg into England from Japan in 1781 was a high light in the history of rose growing. This one species has proven very valuable in the production of new varieties. Its offspring have been classed with several different groups depending on their habit of growth and flowering. Rosa multiflora progeny are found among the Multiflora, Polyantha, Hybrid Musk, Lambertiana, Hybrid Wichuraiana, Hybrid Polyantha, and other groups.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1939 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Paris, Clark D. and Maney, T. J.
"Rosa Multiflora and Its Progeny,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 46(1), 149-160.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol46/iss1/18