Rosa ‘Mutabilis’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : China Rose


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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza



English translation by Peter Thompson




Old Rose.

A China Rose, already known before 1894, which is so close to the botanical form that have referred to it as Rosa chinensis f. mutabilis.

As the name suggests, the colour of the flowers is extremely changeable. Its five yellow petals, similar to the wings of a butterfly, alter in time to pink and crimson.

It possesses a slight perfume, and flowers continuously for the whole vegetative season.


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