'Hot Cocoa ™' rose Description
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Russet Floribunda.Registration name: WEKpaltlezExhibition name:
Hot Cocoa ™
Floribunda, Hybrid Tea. (Series: Easy-To-Love ™)
Russet, darker reverse. Moderate, fruity fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, ruffled bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, rounded. Large, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: 3' to 6' (90 to 185cm). Width: 4½' (135cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Benefits from winter protection in colder climates. heat tolerant. rain tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.
Australia - Patent No: AU3360P on 17 Aug 2007
Application No: 2004/224 on 29 Jul 2004 VIEW PBR PATENT
unnamed seedling x ‘HARwelcome’. ... Breeder: Tom Carruth, Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc., Upland, CA, USA.
First sold in USA in Dec 2003. First Australian sale Sep 2003.
France - Application on 2003
New Zealand - Application on 2005
South Africa - Application on 2005
United States - Patent No: PP 15,155 on 21 Sep 2004 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/614,612 on 2 Jul 2003
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Floribunda Rose. It has as its seed parent an undisseminated seedling of my creation and as its pollen parent the variety known as `HARwelcome` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 9,161).
Hot Cocoa was christened "Nubya" in Switzerland (June 2002) in honor of lady singer Nubya (b. 1974)