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“Mutabilis”

This China rose is very unique. It is a rose that changes color as it ages.

It starts out as a light pink, then fades to a deep crimson color.

I am told that this rose is only hardy to zone 7, possibly 6 with some winter protection. We planted this rose in late February of this year and it has more than doubled in size and always has a bloom. I have seen this rose in other gardens reach more than 7′ tall and about 5′ wide. It definitely needs to be planted in a spot where it can spread its wings!!!!!!

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8 Responses to >Monday "Mutabilis"

  1. >What a wonderful bloom it has also.I love the petals. Alas but not hardy here. So many of the beauties are not hardy in my zone 5 and it is so disappointing.Especially when like this one that has continuous blooms.

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  2. Jim Groble says:

    >It's a wonderfully simple flower. Maybe if I wrapped it in a heating pad it would winter over. You can move your hosta anytime you want. Just make the hole larger than the root ball and give it a good watering. I moved 6 last week that were sun damaged and they look fine. jim

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  3. Laura says:

    >I love roses that change colour! That one though looks especially nice!

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  4. >Really nice rose. You don't see this one plant enough.

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  5. >This is amazing. Lovely capture!

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  6. >what a gorgeous looking flower! And a double bonus that it changes colors.

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  7. Dave says:

    >Gorgeous! Happy WW!

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  8. amandab says:

    >I would love to see it in crimson, and it certainly does look like it could take flight! Happy WW!

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