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Looks like Mutabilis

Posted by rosefolly Z9/S16 NCal (My Page) on
Wed, May 7, 14 at 12:10

This past weekend I visited a friend who lives right on the coast south of San Francisco. In her garden are three roses she inherited with the property, and she would like to know what they are. Someone had suggested 'Mutabilis' to her. I disagree. The foliage is that of a modern rose. The roses themselves are single or near single and do have similar coloring to 'Mutabilis' , but the petals are shaped differently from those of that rose. She agreed when I showed her a picture of Mutabilis.

Unfortunately I did not think to take a picture while I was visiting. Can someone suggest modern HTs or floribundas that are single and have Mutabilis-like coloring? As as added clue, the roses had a bit of rust. I did not observe any PM or blackspot. My friend has not sprayed them this season.

Folly


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RE: Looks like Mutabilis

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Wed, May 7, 14 at 13:17

Can she email you a photo?


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RE: Looks like Mutabilis

Could it be 'Bermuda's Kathleen'? It is a seedling of 'Mutabilis', with similar coloring, but different petal shape.

Here is a link that might be useful: HMF link to 'Bermuda's Kathleen'


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RE: Looks like Mutabilis

Vintage Gardens describes Radway Sunrise as having "flowers in the tradition of Mutabilis". I think that I remember that Heirloom Roses also used to sell Radway Sunrise in the 90s.

I don't know what the foliage is like, but Plaisanterie has similarly colored flowers.

Here is a link that might be useful: Radway Sunrise at Vintage Gardens


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RE: Looks like Mutabilis

It sounds like Playboy, or one of its descendants.


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RE: Looks like Mutabilis

Single, modern foliage, "Mutabilis" coloring and rust? Sounds awfully like Playboy to me. Kim


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RE: Looks like Mutabilis

Yes, I do think it might be 'Playboy'. I've sent my friend a link to its listing on HMF for confirmation.

Thanks for jogging my memory. I knew there was a modern rose with Mutabilis-like coloring but could not remember what it was. (In fact, it seems that there may be several, but Playboy was the one I was thinking of.) And I thought that the rust was an important clue, too.

Folly


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