Type: Deciduous

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Water Use: Medium

Mature Size: 6’ H x 8’ W

Austrian copper rose, which blooms in June, has flowers that are copper red on the upper surface and yellow on the lower. It is an old cultivar of shrub rose that’s been around in New Mexico for a long time. This rose grows tall with arching stalks and spreads around the garden. It’s an attention-getter when used as a backdrop or screening plant along a wall or fence, especially when it’s in bloom! Placing grey/green plants with strong texture in front of the rose adds interest. When fall arrives, the leaves turn yellow.

Photography by Hunter Ten Broeck