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Mutabilis - China Rose

Mutabilis

China. Bred by Nature in China in Antiquity.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Pink/Yellow Blend
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 11
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Pale buds open a soft yellow. They turn pale apricot. soft orange, reddish, then deep crimson. The bush is covered with flowers of several distinct colors at once. There exist a number of tea roses that display a similar metamorphosis as does the more modern floriubnda Masquerade. The shrubby plant survives neglect and few roses put on a more interesing show.