PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Hot Cocoa')

Alternative cultivar names:
'Hot Cocoa'
'WEKpaltlez'
'Nubya'
'Hot Chocolate'
'Kiwi'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Russet
Extra Bloom Info: Ruffled petals, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Chocolate-orange
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Tom Carruth, 2002
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer
Awards: AARS: 2003

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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 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: Other: Australian National Rose Trials Silver Medal 2003
Parentage: (Playboy x Altissimo) x Livin' Easy
Child plants: 3 child plants

My first Hot Cocoa rose.  What an amazing bloom.

The Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP MembersThe Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP Members
By dave on February 1, 2014

You have surely wondered which of the thousands of rose cultivars are the most popular. Well, wonder no more! Here is the list of the 25 most popular roses grown by the members of All Things Plants.

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Location: Long Beach, CADate: 4/2/2017My first Hot Cocoa rose.  What an amazing bloom.
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My garden
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My garden
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Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2016-07-30Rosa 'Hot Cocoa'
By AudreyDee
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Date: 2017-06-04
By Rebekah
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Date: 2018-08-10
By MargieNY
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Location: Long Beach, CADate: 04/08/2017
By clcroses
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By zuzu
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Date: 2018-09-15
By KenNEGA
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Location: Grapevine, Texas USADate: 2021-06-06
By LindsayG
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By Aerith
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By kniphofia
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Location: my side yard in Wickwire CornersDate: OctoberHot Cocoa in front of the autumn color of the maples
By Kathleen
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2014-09-05
By Calif_Sue
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Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TXDate: 2016-04-09
By javaMom
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Location: Grapevine, Texas USADate: April 9, 2020Planted March 2020
By LindsayG
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Location: Grapevine, Texas USADate: 2021-05-01
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Location: Potomac MDDate: 2019-06-01
By sulurph
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Location: KALAMA WA
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Date: 2000-01-01
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2013-06-24
By Skiekitty
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2013-08-16You can see the difference in an aged bloom versus a half-opened
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Location: Broken Arrow, OKDate: 2018-06-03
By Zebraduck
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Date: 2019-06-12
By MargieNY
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Location: Grapevine, Texas USADate: 2021-05-01
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Location: Grapevine, Texas USADate: 2021-05-01
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Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: KALAMA WA
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Date: 2021-06-16
By Aerith
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Date: 2021-06-23
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Location: KALAMA WA
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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 2:56 PM

Hot Cocoa is one of those roses with really unusually colored blooms that one either loves or hates. Almost terracotta colored. I love it. Another thing that really stands out on this rose is the exceptional foliage. Shiny, deep green foliage needs either no or very little spraying.

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