Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis'

China Rose

Deciduous Rose, Shrub

An easy-care species rose with single blooms that open buff-colored and age to dark pink before politely shattering and falling cleanly from the plant. Looks great and performs well without deadheading. Vigorous plant in Pacific Northwest gardens; cut back hard in March.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Average, Low


Size: 48 - 96 tall x 48 - 72 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Mutli-color
Bloom Season: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Summer
Flower Shape: Single

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border
Wildlife: Bees

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Fast Growing / Vigorous
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos