'Hot Chocolate' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Floribunda. 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 of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm). Width of 4½' (135 cm).
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.
Hot Cocoa was christened "Nubya" in Switzerland (June 2002) in honor of lady singer Nubya (b. 1974)