The Rosa chinensis ‘Mutabilis’ left China ‘prior to 1894’. The flowers change colour as they age from a pale yellow to deep crimson.
I love their simple five-petal blooms and it seems that the hoverfly is also a fan. This morning I was able to catch one gorging on the pollens. It is an untidy eater but it did try to clean up after itself by licking up the ‘crumbs’ that he scattered on the petals.