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Rosa 'Mutabilis'/China Rose

Rosa 'Mutabilis' / Rosa 'Mutabilis'
Light yellow rose fading to rosy-pink
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Light yellow rose fading to rosy-pink

Large specimen plant growing in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

Several colors of flowers indicating different ages of the flowers

Flowers and dense foliage

Large, single flowers

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Scientific Name: Rosa 'Mutabilis'
Common Name: China Rose
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: This large growing China shrub produces single flowers in several colors from off white to shades of pink, yellow and orange. It has been grown since 1894 and is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions that other roses may not tolerate. It has good tolerance to most rose pests.