Butterfly-rose-bush, the chinese butterfly rose is extraordinarily unique in that it produces 7 or more shades of single roses on the same bush. the flowers come in shades of yellow, orange, red, pink and fuchsia...looking as though a group of multicolored butterflies had settled on the bush.. The butterfly rose is disease-resistant, shrugs off humidity, and grows taller the more shelter it is given. this arching shrub is at its best covering a wall or tall fence, with its splayed, wrinkled petals flitting in a soft breeze., rosa 'mutabilis' (butterfly rose) - a vigorous rose with single petaled flowers that open sulfur yellow, changing through orange to a rich pink and finally crimson. bright, silky flowers of all these colors will often be on display at the same time, looking as if a group of multi-colored butterflies has settled on the bush..
Neutral: on jun 3, 2004, paulwhwest from irving (dallas area), tx (zone 8a) wrote: won the victorian award thirteen times from 1998-2001. parentage unknown. positive: on sep 20, 2003, margaretx from houston, tx (zone 9b) wrote: mutabilis is an "antique rose" as it was introduced to the europeans prior to 1894., mutabilis is also known as “the butterfly rose” because its blossoms look like brightly colored butterflies that have landed on the bush..
Butterfly bush (buddleja/buddleia) is a genus of hardy flowering plants that produce appealing fragrant flower heads known for attracting butterflies and other insects. despite being considered invasive by many ecologists, their striking appearance has helped them maintain their popularity in ornamental gardening.