A Rose (Mutabilis) and a Tip for a Happy, Healthy and Successful Living

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Mutabilis

Rose:   Mutabilis

Class:   China

Date of Introduction:   Before 1894

Mutabilis was probably introduced to Italy from China, and then introduced to commerce in 1934 by way of a Swiss botanist Henri Correvon of Geneva who got his cuttings from the garden of Italian Prince Ghilberto Borromeo at Isola Bella. Otherwise known as the “Butterfly Rose” because when the plant is in full bloom with the multi-flowered flowers, Mutabilis appears to be covered with butterflies fluttering on the plant and this China rose is so easy to spot.

Mutabilis sports different colored blooms unlike those of any other rose, ranging from soft yellow as it opens with an orange blush on the underside, slowly turning into shades of peach, then pink, then eventually darkest pinkish red. Each color usually lasts for a day. All different colors can appear on the same bush at the same time. Its blooms have…

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