Joy Creek Nursery

320-005D4   Rosa 'Mutabilis'  

Rosa 'Mutabilis'
Joy Creek Photo Archive (c) all rights reserved
This is generally considered a China Rose and often sold as R. chinensis 'Mutabilis' or R. x odorata 'Mutabilis' among other names. Because of the delicacy and shape of its single petalled flowers, it is referred to as the Buterfly Rose as well. The cultivar name, however, is perfect. It describes the incredible transformation that the flowers undergo as they emerge honey-gold from their red buds, change to coppery pink and finally become red pink. This show takes place with each bud from late spring to the autumn. The roses have a light scent. In general Rosa 'Mutabilis' is grown as a smaller shrub but it can sport branches up to 10 feet and be grown as a climber. The purple stems and somewhat glossy foliage are other features that have lead to its long-time popularity.

Summer.  4 ft. x 3 ft.

Yellow, Orange and Red flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
(503) 543-7474    (503) 543-6933 (FAX)