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'Rosa chinensis f. mutabilis Rehder' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 106-458
most recent 10 NOV HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 NOV by CybeRose
My Garden: The intimate magazine for garden lovers, Volume 20, page 451 (1940 )
China Roses
W. L. Carter

R. chinensis mutabilis to which Mr. Marriott refers is identical with the Tipo Ideale and R. mutabilis I mentioned in my article. Another of its synonyms is R. turkestanica, although its association with Turkestan is obscure. I believe very little is known of its history. The late E. A. Bunyard said a drawing of it by Redouts was in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, which gives it well over a century. Apart from that, I cannot recall any early reference to this undeniably attractive rose. It has been suggested that Tipo Ideale is of Italian origin, and it is a fact that around the beginning of last century Villaresi, who was superintendent of the Archducal gardens at Monza in Northern Italy, was much interested in China roses, and raised about two dozen new varieties. With me it was not nearly so hardy as other China roses this winter and was badly cut, although the bushes have made fair new growth during the spring and summer.
Discussion id : 93-910
most recent 7 JUL 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 JUL 16 by Unregistered Guest
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Discussion id : 83-197
most recent 19 FEB 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 FEB 15 by Patricia Routley
Cutting and pasteing Atani's comment in Website Errors and Problems today, Feb 19, 2015:

According to H. Correvon, in 1894, Rosa Mutabilis could be R. chinenis x R.x odorata.
Discussion id : 62-992
most recent 27 MAR 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 MAR 12 by bungalow1056
In zone 7b (and I imagine any zones warmer) Mutabilis tends to the larger size if not pruned, 5-6 feet wide and closer to 8-10 feet tall.
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