And why change something that works 24/7/365, in all kinds of weather?
The gardeners of Austin rely on Mutabilis, another single China rose, to look good with minimal care. Here is a dense six-foot hedge of it, blooming enthusiastically, January 3, 2020. This one smells magical.
The name comes from the fact that the blooms start out yellow and then get more and more fuchsia as they age. This darkening in the sun is a characteristic of China roses.