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'Mutabilis' rose References
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 20.  Includes photo(s).
Mutabilis (R. chinensis mutabilis, 'Tipo Ideale') China shrub or climber... The five-petalled flowers change colour in an amazing way, from light yellow to pink to slate purple... The name 'Mutabilis', the Latin word for 'changeable', is said to have been given to this rose by the Swiss gardener Henri Correvon, who received it as a gift from Italy in the 1890s...
Magazine  (1996)  Page(s) 111.  
...(The prince evidently knew this rose, although then misnamed Rosa turca or Rosa turkestanica, because about 1895 he presented a plant to Henri Correvon, the Swiss gardener who, coincidentally, praised Daisy Hill Nursery for its unequalled collections.)
Book  (1995)  Page(s) 43.  
Grows at Sissinghurst.
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 127.  
...E. A. Bunyard mentioned a portrait of it by Redouté in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris, but this portrait is the Centifolia Rose 'Unique Blanche', which is also called 'Mutabilis'. It is sometimes called Rosa 'Turkestanica', which is a rose in the Pimpinellifolia section, and quite distinct.
Book  (Nov 1993)  Page(s) 27.  
China. Nearly always in flower, it is sometimes known as the 'Butterfly Rose' because of the almost fluttering effect of its single flowers, which range in colour from yellow through a coppery pink to crimson.
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 297.  Includes photo(s).
Mutabilis (Rosa chinensis mutabilis, 'Tipo Ideale') China. Description. It was introduced by Henri Correvon, the Swiss botanist, in 1932, having been presented to him by Prince Borromeo forty years before... it covers itself with sprays of single blooms like butterflies. They open Tea Rose yellow but pass to pink, carmine and crimson. Parentage unknown
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 403.  
China (OGR), yellow blend, (R. chinensis mutabilis (Correvon) Rehder; R. mutabilis Correvon; 'Tipo Ideale'); Prior to 1894. Flowers sulphur-yellow, chaning to orange, red and finally crimson, about 2 in. diam; Erronesouly identified with the 'Mutabilis' (a Centifolia) painted by Redouté.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 93.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 75-76.  Includes photo(s).
China ('Tipo Ideale') Often incorrectly known as R. turkestanica. Description. Flowers: copper yellow, turn to pink, then crimson.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 102.  Includes photo(s).
('Mutabilis', 'Tipo Ideale') A China with flowers that open yellow then turn pink and finally crimson. Known since 1896 but of unknown origin. An Old Rose, also found in China. Repeats. Good disease resistance. Height: 5-25 ft.
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