A floriferous, own root, floribunda rose, Hot Cocoa rose produces chocolate-cherry colored flowers that are borne on stiff stems, in clusters of five or more roses per stem. Buds open a deep dark, chocolate brown and turn a unique shade of chocolate-cherry as the flowers mature. The stiff, straight stems of Hot Cocoa rose make it ideal as a cutting rose.
Where to Plant Hot Cocoa rose:
Plant this hardy floribunda rose near a walkway or seating area so you can enjoy the rich, strong rose fragrance that increases with the heat of the day.
Create a mid-height blooming hedge by planting five or more Hot Cocoa roses together.
Add to a perennial garden to provide a unique added color to the garden all summer long.
Plant along a slope or in raised beds.
Pair Hot Cocoa rose with other hardy floribunda, own root roses such as Julia Child Rose or Easy Living Rose.
Attributes of Own Root Roses:
Own root roses, such as Hot Cocoa, bloom more than grafted roses, have a higher disease resistance, have a higher degree of winter hardiness and generally require less care than grafted roses.