Suggestions for good roses for the Austin, TX area
Hi rosarians! I'm building a house in the Austin, TX area and would love to put a rose garden along the back retaining wall of our property. We would be doing a raised garden bed, I have a ton (literally) of leftover brick and stone from the exterior of the house, so we could probably get it fairly high. Our soil appears to hit bedrock at about 4" in depth, maybe we could get it a little deeper since we have to rent a trencher to dig lines for an automatic sprinkler system. The wall is on the East side of the property and is full afternoon sun, it's 6' high if that matters. I think we would be aiming for 20 feet or so in width and 3' deep unless there's a better configuration!
Anyway, I would love to hear your thoughts on varieties that are very heat tolerant, I saw 116 on our weather last summer so it's important! I personally really like purples/lavenders (but know those may be totally out of the question because of fading), and bi colors like the Chicago Peace or Day Breaker, any suggestions you have would be welcome regardless of color. Thank you in advance!