In this study, the Rosa damascena leaf powder was evaluated as a biosorbent for copper removal from aqueous solutions. Optimized conditions of 4.0 g/L biosorbent dosage, pH of 5.5 and initial copper concentration of 55 mg/L obtained by Response Surface Methodology were employed for Cu2+ biosorption by R. damascena leaves and up to 88.7 % Cu2+ was removed. The biosorption data were well ﬁtted to the pseudo-second order and Elovich kinetic models. The Langmuir and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherm models were also best fit the experimental data showing monolayer isotherm with qmax value of 25.13 mg/g obtained at optimum conditions. Thermodynamic parameters showed the spontaneity, feasibility and exothermic nature of adsorption. Scanning electron microscopy, Energy-Dispersive X-Ray, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy were used to characterize the biosorbent before and after Cu2+ biosorption, revealing outstanding structural characteristics and high surface functional groups availability. In addition, immobilized R. damascena leaves adsorbed 90.7 % of copper from aqueous solution, which is greater than free biosorbent (85.3 %). It can be concluded that R. damascena might be employed as a low-cost biosorbent for removing heavy metals from aqueous solutions.