Red Austrian Copper - Weeks Rose
Red Austrian Copper - Weeks Rose

Austrian Copper - Weeks Rose

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AUSTRIAN COPPER

Foetida

Old-fashioned clusters of single-petaled flowers.

  • Likes full sun
  • Suitable for zones 4 - 9
  • Strong licorice fragrance
  • Cultivated since the 1500's

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

 Old-fashioned clusters of single-petaled flowers with a blinding color can literally cover this tough shrubby species rose. Its natural hardiness and brilliant color make it popular in harsher climates.

GROWTH HABIT

   A hardy spreading and tall arching shrub rose with vivid, pungent, single orange-red flowers with a yellow reverse. Blooms during early summer. Grows vigorously and his very winter hardy. Will spread by sending up underground shoots. Extreme pruning will limit blossoms.

ROSE CHARACTERISTICS

 Rose Type

Foetida

 Growth Habit

Tall arching shrub

 Color

Hot orange-red with a yellow reverse

 Fragrance Strength

Strong licorice 

 Flower Size

Small to medium

 Height

6 to 8 ft

 Width

5 to 20 ft

 Hybridizer

Sport of Rosa foetida

 Year of Introduction

Prior to 1590

 Introduced by

Unknown

 Suitable for zones

Zones 4 - 9

 Petal Count

5

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