Hot Cocoa rose, is a most unique colored rose! You have to "see" the color to describe it for yourself!
It is a smoky chocolate/orange color,with purplish cinnamon tones at the edges, and rusty orange underneath.
If you are looking for something (different) for the garden, give the Hot Cocoa rose a look.
Easy to grow as Floribunda roses are, Hot Cocoa would be a nice addition to your garden. No other rose to date has this coloring.
Hybridizer Carruth 2002
Blooms Smokey chocolate/orange color. Flowers are 3 - 3/1" across, with 25-30 petals. Flowers grow in clusters.
Growth Habits A vigorous grower, the rounded, medium tall bush grows 4-5' tall, by about 4' wide.
Foliage Foliage is dark green, and glossy
Fragrance Moderate, Old rose fragrance (nice)
Awards AARS 2003, ARS Members Choice Award 2007Hardy Zone
These interesting Floribunda Roses are considered brown roses, because it is the closest to that color you'll see on any rose to date. As you can see by it's awards, it quickly became a popular rose.
An easy rose to grow in the garden, the ruffled blooms with their chocolate/orange color will delight garden visitors. Buds are a deep rust color, adding to the attractiveness of the plant. (Fortunately, the name is easy to remember) They will also be surprised when they sniff the fruity, spicy fragrance.
It grows upright, 4-5' tall, and has dark, glossy green foliage.
This is another great rose that would make an excellent shrub rose, as it is covered in clusters of those very unique colored "hot cocoa" rose blooms.
This rose is also very disease resistant, making it a no-fuss garden rose. It is heat tolerant as well, not minding hot climates.
Note: I have Hot Cocoa growing in my zone 5 garden, and I really love it! I planted it after I saw a bush of it growing at a public rose garden. I wanted one with that same unique coloring. It has a very special color that stands out well in the garden. Not only is it disease resistant for me, but it has been very hardy for me as well. I can highly recommend this bush for any gardeners in colder climates.
I get clusters of those smoky chocolate blooms that just seem to keep coming.