ROSA CHINENSIS ‘MUTABILIS’ – Old Fashioned China Rose which is very commonly referred to as ‘the butterfly rose’.
This rose is very highly recommend for use as a thick impenetrable rose hedge which would attain a height to at least 2 metres and spread of no less than 1.5 metres.
R. chinensis ‘Mutabilis’ produces masses of clusters of blooms which open sulphur yellow and change to orange, red and finally crimson. Since the shrub is constantly blooming, the appearance is that butterflies are fluttering all over the shrub and the new growth is dark crimson red – a sight to behold!
The foliage is lush and exceedingly healthy – this is a very highly recommended and useful rose for mass planting.
An old-fashioned China Rose
- Masses of single blooms starting yellow, fading to pink, orange, crimson
- Highly recommended for rose hedge
- Thorny stems and lush healthy foliage