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'Mutabilis' rose Reviews & Comments
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.
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'.
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