University of Florida

Rosa multiflora

Common name(s): Japanese Rose, Multiflora Rose, Baby Rose

Plant type: deciduous small shrub
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: secondary
Time of year to take cuttings: early Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood, hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA Quick Dip 1000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 80 degrees F
Time to rooting: 4-6 weeks
Comment: Four weeks cold before warm treatment will stimulate rapid growth.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 4-5 months.
Preferred temperature for germination: 60-85 degrees F
Time required for germination: 2-3 weeks

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: Autumn
Type of graft: 'T', chip
Comment: 'T' budding requires active cambial division which causes the understock bark to slip. During dry Summers and Summers bench chip method is more successful.