Rose Bush – Butterfly/China Rose

Q: Last year Theresa mentioned a rose bush call “China Rose” as a nice bush rose. It is suppose to bloom all summer and change colors. I have not been able to find this rose. Is there another name for it?


A: Theresa Schrum replies: “The rose is actually known as the butterfly rose. The botanical name is Rosa chinensis mutabilis. I haven’t seen it in nurseries this year either as many nurseries seem to be opting for the ‘Nearly Wild’ and ‘Knock Out’ Roses. Try contacting the Greater Atlanta Rose Society for a list of nurseries that carry a wider range of roses.”

Greater Atlanta Rose Society

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