Rosa × odorata 'Mutabilis' (Ch)
tea rose 'Mutabilis'
'Mutabilis' is a small shrub of open, lax growth, with purplish young foliage and almost thornless stems. Single flowers 6cm in width open buff-yellow, ageing to pink and crimson
Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Summer||Pink Red Yellow||Green|
|Autumn||Pink Red Yellow||Green|
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing compound pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered flowers. Flowers may be followed by showy red or purple fruits in some varieties.
- Name status
- Horticultural Group
- China roses are slender bushes with almost thornless stems bearing glossy foliage and single or double, sometimes fragrant flowers intermittently in summer and autumn
How to grow
Grow in an open site with full sun and moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring. Tolerant of some shade and poor soils. Suitable for hedging. See rose cultivation for further information.
Propagate by hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Cut flowers
- Flower borders and beds
- Hedging and screens
Pruning group 17 (roses)
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