Posted: 08/05/2017 at 08:38
Commercially, you can bulk up a rose quickly by bud grafting. Only one bud is grafted on to the rootstock, so the grafting material will go a lot further. The downside is that grafted plants often send up suckers from the rootstock. As a gardener, who may only want a few extra, using a cutting that has maybe four or five buds on it is not a problem. The disadvantage is it takes a year or so to be a size big enough to move, it is a slow process. The advantage is that there are no suckers. As buttercupdays says, the rootstock influences the size of the end plant, but I have had no problems with roses on their own roots.