Rosa x oderata 'Mutabilis'
Common name: China rose, butterfly rose, tea rose
Rosa x oderata 'Mutabilis' is an old rose from China. Its flowers change colour from yellow to pink to red, and, unusually for an old rose, it blooms repeatedly from spring to fall. When it was introduced into Europe in the late 1700s, hybridizers started crossing it with roses that only bloom once a season. These new hybrids are the repeat-bloomers we know today.