Our roses are grafted on ROSA CANINA INERMIS or LAXA by professionals. They are the only rootstocks adapted to the most severe climates and all soils, In particular limestones. The shield is a method of multiplication that is practiced when the rootstock is in
sap so that its bark will peel off well. It requires only one "eye". An incision is
made in the rootstock (wild rose planted in March). With a stroke of the spatula of
the shield, one takes off the graft taken on a branch of rosebush in flowers to begin
to insert the escutcheon in the notch. Once the escutcheon has been pushed as far as
possible, a game will go over. We finish our work with a "dressing" to ensure a good recovery. Grafting a rose bush involves grafting onto a rootstock a graft from another rosebush.
In order for grafting to be possible, a good affinity between the two subjects (called
grafting and rootstock) is necessary to ensure compatibility between the two. The grafts
are taken from the subject of which one wants to reproduce faithfully all characteristics. Grafting is difficult to succeed, but it offers an advantage over cuttings because it makes
it possible to combine the characteristics of the rootstock and those of the graft.
In this way, a more vigorous rose, resistant to diseases or to the cold, adapted according
to the type of graft to specific types of soil, is obtained.