The Koko Loko Rose is unique to rose lovers! These Floribunda roses begin a chocolate tan/brown color, and quickly age to a soft lavender.
The color change, gives the bush a look of having two different colored roses on it, as new ones open light brown, and older blooms age to lavender within a few days.
From late spring through fall, the Koko Loko rose will fill your garden with clusters of these magnificent double form, ruffled blooms.
Before the rose is fully finished opening, the color has changed!
Type Floribunda Rose
Hybridizer Christian Bedard (United States) 2010
Blooms High centered blooms begin tan, and age to lavender. Blooms are 4 1/2" across with 30-35 petals
Foliage Medium to dark green semi-glossy foliage
Fragrance Mild scent
Growth Habit Medium growing, rounded, and bushy, can grow to 3' tall and 2-3' wide
Hardy Zones hardy in zones 4-10
Koko Loko rose is a prolific bloomer. It is deer resistant and hardy.
This one will be a stand out in your garden. Garden visitors will be amazed at the changing colors!
The medium sized blooms produce clusters that make great cut flowers. The flowers are long lasting in the vase. The blooms are classic Hybrid tea, high centered blooms that spiral open to a different color.
These Floribunda roses are very disease resistant.
Parentage; Blueberry Hill x Pot O Gold
Use this rose in beds, borders, in containers, and cut flowers.
Plant it in full sun, in rich soil and begin pruning from the second year on.
This is one I plan on ordering for the spring! I find it to be an amazing Floribunda rose that would be a nice addition to my garden! I will keep you posted on how it does! Meanwhile......
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by PD Laich
(Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA)
(Picture at top of page!)
This is such an unusual color! Here is one of our first buds, a beauty for sure. The fragrance is rather mild, but the flower's unique hue is fascinating, a true light chocolate, a latte. We are looking forward to watching it suffuse into pale lavender.
Thanks for the picture and your comments! I was hoping to plant one this spring, but I think it will have to wait another season. What a beautiful rose, thanks so much for sharing it with us!
Update; We are enjoying our first bush of this truly unusual rose! In the
morning, the bud was a milk chocolate, then, by early evening, it had
diffused to this pale lavender, many ruffled beauty.
The day was exceptionally warm (89 degrees) for May, and the petals unfolded quickly. We love the colors...the inside still has a few petals of tan/chocolate. What a conversation piece!