The Butterfly Rose

The Butterfly Rose

A Kaleidoscope of Everblooming Color!

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This beautiful rose is unlike any other in the garden. The flowers open yellow from orange buds, then change colors several times. New foliage on this shrub is bright burgundy-red. And the Butterfly Rose just keeps setting new blooms from spring through fall!

A stunning species Rose from China (R. chinensis), cultivated in the West since the late 19th century, the Butterfly Rose is a neglected treasure that is just perfect for many garden settings. The habit is flexible: you can grow this rose as an upright border or hedge, where it will reach between 3 and 6 feet high, or you can train it up a trellis for a wider, flatter presentation. Amazingly versatile!

And the Butterfly Rose brings you a kaleidoscope of colors on every flower: orange buds open to yellow flowers that progress through shades of orange, to rich pink and finally deep crimson. The pleasingly fragrant, single flowers appear together in all stages of maturity for a show-stopping, season-long display. In fact, this Rose's profuse exhibition lasts well into mid-fall in many climates!

These 3-inch, 5-petaled blooms darken with age instead of fading -- typical of the China Roses. And they repeat generously over several seasons. The shrub thrives in high humidity, displaying a light, open habit with very healthy foliage and silky-textured flower petals.

Winner of the 2005 Earth Kind® Rose of the Year, the Butterfly Rose blooms in spring, summer, and fall. Easy-to-grow and heat tolerant, it needs little water or fertilizer once it is established. It can even be trimmed to form a large rose tree!

Give this shrub fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun. You will fall in love with this magnificent species rose! Enjoy.