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

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: Thorned
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.

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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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