Rose (Rosa 'Hot Chocolate') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Hot Chocolate'
'SIMcho'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Russet
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: J.W. Simpson, 1986
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Russet
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Princesse X (Tane x Mary Sumner)

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Which roses have you ordered for next season (2020)? by zuzu Jan 11, 2020 10:29 PM 176
June 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 27, 2019 9:37 AM 355
Roses by SweetLisaB67 Mar 26, 2019 1:43 PM 12
August 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Sep 4, 2018 11:53 PM 128
What was your very first rose bloom? by Rose_Guy1127 Dec 20, 2018 1:46 AM 7
Let's see your garden helpers! by Mike Sep 7, 2018 3:25 PM 55
June 2018 -- photos and chat by zuzu Jul 1, 2018 6:11 PM 100
🌹OCTOBER 2017 Bloom and Chat 🌹 by IrisLilli Oct 31, 2017 11:48 AM 176
Palatine roses for 2017-2018 season by zuzu Oct 1, 2017 7:00 AM 17
✺ June 2017 Bloom and Chat ✺ by Calif_Sue Jul 17, 2017 11:41 PM 335
March 2017 -- Photos and Chat by sunnyvalley Apr 2, 2017 12:17 PM 268
January 2017 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jan 31, 2017 3:27 PM 117
December 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 31, 2016 6:16 AM 171
October 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Oct 31, 2016 6:15 AM 161
July 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 31, 2016 1:14 PM 157
June 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 19, 2016 9:30 PM 266
July 2015, Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 29, 2015 2:14 PM 99
May 2015, photos and chat by zuzu Jun 21, 2015 3:56 PM 163
June 2013 Blooms & Chitchat by Skiekitty Jun 26, 2013 4:49 PM 155
I Hate Knock Out Roses by clintbrown Jul 1, 2014 9:59 AM 426

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