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

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

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: raleigh little theater rose garden
Date: 2023-11-19
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 4/2/2017
My first Hot Cocoa rose.  What an amazing bloom.
Uploaded by kniphofia

My garden

My garden
Uploaded by gardengorilla97306

Date: 2019-07-09
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 04/08/2017
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-07-30
Rosa 'Hot Cocoa'
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2012-05-05
digital camera
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-06-06

Date: 2018-08-10

Date: 2017-06-04
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2022-05-31

Date: 2018-09-15
Uploaded by Aerith
Uploaded by zuzu
Location: Cary, North Carolina private garden
Date: 2023-05-25
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2021-08-25
digital camera
Uploaded by IslandGarden

Date: April
credit: Captain-tucker
Location: In my garden
Date: 2014-09-05
Uploaded by kniphofia
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2009-08-27
Uploaded by zuzu
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2016-04-09

Date: 2020-10-27
Location: my side yard in Wickwire Corners
Date: October
Hot Cocoa in front of the autumn color of the maples
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: April 9, 2020
Planted March 2020
Location: Sacramento State Capitol World Peace Rose Garden
Date: 2014-04-17
Uploaded by Newyorkrita
Uploaded by Calif_Sue
Uploaded by zuzu
Location: Naylor, GA
Date: April 4, 2012
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-01
Location: The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain, Goffstown NH
Date: July 2, 2022
Location: Hershey Rose Gardens, PA
Date: 2016-07-13
Uploaded by MichelleB675

Date: 2021-06-16
Location: My garden
Date: May 28, 2014
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Western Washington State
Date: 2021-05-31
Location: Potomac MD
Date: 2019-06-01
Uploaded by Joannabanana
Uploaded by Calif_Sue

Date: 2021-06-23
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-08-16
You can see the difference in an aged bloom versus a half-opened
Location: Main Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences in Moscow
Date: July
credit: Kor!An (Андрей Корзун)
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Date: 2012-05-22
Love the shades of this one

Date: 2019-06-12
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Date: 2018-06-03
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-06-06
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-01
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-01
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-06-24
Location: Zone 6B WV
Date: 2021-06-10

Date: 2000-01-01
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2015-05-09
At the Tampa Rose Society show
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Comments:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 2:56 PM concerning plant:
    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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