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'Hot Chocolate' rose Description
'Hot Chocolate (floribunda, Simpson, 1986)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
21 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Russet Floribunda.
Registration name: SIMcho
Origin:
Bred by Nola M. Simpson (New Zealand, 1986).
Introduced in New Zealand by Egmont Roses in before 1988 as 'Hot Chocolate'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Style Roses in circa 2016 as 'Choca Mocha'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Russet.  Rich orange-red with brown overtones.  Mild fragrance.  Very double, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Leathery foliage.  
Height of 39" to 4' 7" (100 to 140 cm).  Width of up to 28" (up to 70 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Vigorous.  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.  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 374  on  29 Jul 1987
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