Rosa x odorata ‘Mutabilis’

Scientific name: Rosa odorata ‘Mutabilis’

Synonym: Rosa chinensis ‘Mutabilis’ , Rosa ‘Mutabilis’ , Rosa ‘Tipo Ideale’


Common names: “China rose” “tea rose”

Plant Type: Deciduous shrub


Zone: 6-9

Light: Full sun best, can take part shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Fertile humus rich soil

Moisture: Moist well drained


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Plant Size: H 3-6′ W 2-5′

Leaf and Stem shape: Open, lax growth, with purplish young foliage and almost thornless stems

Flower: Single flowers open buff-yellow, ageing to pink and crimsonImage result for rosa x odorata 'mutabilis'

Pruning: No hard pruning required, take out 1 or 2 of the older stems in winter, can do a second pruning in spring

Maintenance: Medium, deadhead for extended period in bloom, stop in late august

Landscape use: Flower beds and borders, cut flowers, hedging and screens

Propagate: By cuttings

Pests & Disease: More disease resistant than most roses

Comments: ~AGM winner , old garden rose species, “the only rose you need”

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