Austrian Copper Rose

Rosa foetida bicolor

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Description: A hardy spreading shrub rose with vivid, pungent, single orange-red flowers with a yellow reverse. Blooms during early summer. Grows vigorously and is winter hardy. Will spread by sending up underground shoots. Extreme pruning will limit blossoms.


Maintenance Type: Shrub - Renewal
Plant Care: Shrub - Renewal (woody multi-stemmed plants that lose their leaves every winter and look best on younger stems, which emerge from the base of the plant): Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late winter to early spring for most shrubs. With spring blooming shrubs, prune after the blooms are spent. When pruning, remove 1/3rd of the oldest branches by cutting at the base of the shrub. Monitor for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 5-7' tall and wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Foundation Plant, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: Yellow, Orange
Bloom Seasons: Early Summer
Bloom Period: May - Jul

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Low (1/2" every 10-14 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Yes

Garden Location:

  • Design Path
    • Design Ideas-West
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter