Website/Catalog (4 Dec 2018) Includes photo(s).
Kiwi Hybrid Tea - Clusters of ruffled blooms in shades of rusty, terracotta-red. The deliciously scented blooms are produced throughout the season on a healthy shrub. International Name : Wekpaltez. Height : 1.2m. Colour : Brown. Fragrant. NZ Plant Variety Rights apply
'Wekpaltlez', F, r, 2001, (Hot Cocoa, 'Hot Chocolate', 'Kiwi', 'Nubia'), [(Playboy × Altissimo) × Livin' Easy], Carruth, Tom; flowers smoky orange with deep rust reverse, 7-9 cm., full, cupped, borne in small clusters, moderate fragrance; foliage large, dark green, glossy; prickles numerous, assorted sizes, straight, light brown; growth bushy, rounded, medium (90-115 cm.)
Magazine (Jan 2005) Page(s) 4.
2004 Roses In Review – Floribundas & Polyanthas: Garden ratings = 7.9; Show ratings = 7.3; Number of reports = 481 - Unique "love it or hate it" color and loose form. Awkward sprays on a vigorous plant. Be sure to winter protect.
Website/Catalog (2005) Includes photo(s).
Award: Silver Medal
Name: Hot Cocoa
Type: floribunda rose
Habit: smoky chocolate orange semi-double flowers with a velvet sheen
Breeder: Weeks CA, USA
Exhibitor: Swane's Nurseries, NSW
Book (2003) Page(s) 98.
Finbarr O'Leary. Swane's New Rose Introductions for 2003.
'Hot Cocoa'. (WEKpaltlez). Foribunda Rose. Colour: smokey choclate orange; Height medium tall / rounded. Foliage glossy. Fragrance moderate old rose. Parentage ('Playboy' x 'Altissimo') x Living'Easy. Usage....