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'Rosa X odorata 'Mutabilis'' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 49-852
most recent 20 NOV 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 NOV 10 by IanM
Roger Phillips & Martyn Rix in their publication "Roses" (Macmillan, 1988) state that 'Mutabilis' first came to the attention of botanists when it was given to Swiss botanist Henri Correvon of Geneva by Prince Gilberto Borromeo.

It is possible that the rose first appeared in the garden at Isola Bella in 1896 or before then. Writing in the "Revue Horticole" in 1934 (p.60), Henri Correvon states that the rose was given to him by Prince Borromeo 40 years previously. Correvon later saw the same rose growing in Milan but nobody knew the name of it, so he named it very aptly 'Mutabilis', even though there had been a Sempervirens variety of this name previously. (Source: The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book, Frances Lincoln Ltd, 2004, p.127).

The actual date of introduction to Geneva by Correvon was probably around 1932.

'Mutabilis' is a parent of 'Masquerade'.
Discussion id : 49-334
most recent 1 NOV 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 NOV 10 by Jay-Jay
Still flowering the first of november, not harmed by frost or rain! The colours at cool weather are mostly very light.
Discussion id : 38-229
most recent 26 JUL 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 JUL 09 by Sven Stange
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 26 JUL 09 by jedmar
Herr Stange, Ihre Registrierung ist mit Rosenschule Stange verbunden worden. Sie können also nun die Änderungen auch selbst durchführen.
Discussion id : 35-171
most recent 31 MAR 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
Today (March 29th) I saw something that quite took be by surprise -- a plant of Mutabilis growing up and through some shrubs and a tree fully 15 feet tall, in full flower. I know Mutabilis can grow large if left unpruned with some scaffolding to clamber upon, but this plant looked like a very vigorous climber, not a shrub. The charm of the flowers on a warm spring day was a welcome sight. There were orange flower buds, just opened peachy-apricot flowers, fully opened blooms in all shades of warm pink from delicate seashell to lurid lipstick tones, and the oldest flower petals dangled like strips of crimson satin. This makes me think I might use Mutabilis as a climber in a mixed shrub and tree border or very tall hedge. It sure was an awsome sight!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 MAR 09 by jedmar
I hope you have some pictures!
Reply #2 of 2 posted 31 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
Alas, no. I didn't have my cell phone or camera with me. I can go back and take a picture sometime. Hope it will have as many flowers on it when I do.
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