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Rosa x odorata 'Mutabilis'

A classic China rose which flowers on and off for six months.

1 bare root

1 x 2 litre pot

1 x 3 litre pot (520079-3L)

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Border (Back)
Broad Tolerance
May - November
2.1m (7ft)
Common name
China Rose
Moist but Well-drained
Full Sun
2.4m (8ft)


A classic China rose which flowers on and off for six months. It’s name comes from the Latin for changing – opening pink and fading to apricot. A top border filler favourite at Perch Hill.

This rose is supplied as an A grade bare root, however the form is wispier than you would expect of most classic shrub roses. These roses are not at all stiff or formal like which adds to their appeal in the border when established. The roots will easily establish into large informal shrub rose over 3 years.

All rose petals are edible. As you might expect, they have a mild, floral taste and can be used to decorate cakes, puddings or baking. They are also a beautiful, scented addition to jugs of iced cordial or summer cocktails.

This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.

Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.

Care Tips

Before planting bare root roses, soak roots in a bucket of water for at least 2 hours. Dig a hole that will accommodate the root ball comfortably and, to aid establishment, sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base before planting.