Hot Cocoa™

Mysterious, indescribable, elusive…whatever! There's just no other rose color quite like this. Pointed buds of deep rust unfurl to reveal a chocolate haze of velvety smoked tones that can even take on a purply cast. Set against gobs of glossy foliage, the ruffled fragrant flowers are mirrored by super-green leaves. Easy vigor and natural disease-resistance make it a must for every garden. Keeps on smokin' even when the weather turns warm. Only available budded.

General Information

  • Class Floribunda
  • Cultivar cv. WEKpaltlez
  • Patent Pat.#15,155
  • Plant Habit Medium-tall
  • Growth Habit Rounded, bushy
  • Plant Height 35 to 45 inches
  • Plant Width 4½ feet
  • Stem Length Medium long, suitable for cutting
  • Foliage Color Dark glossy green
  • Disease Resistance Excellent
  • Flower Color A bicolor - very novel brownish-orange washed with smoke on the topside & a deep rusty-orange on the underside
  • Bud Form Pointed and shapely
  • Flower Size Large, about 4-inch diameter
  • Flower Form Ruffled, double
  • Petal Count 25 to 30
  • Parentage (Playboy X Altissimo) X Livin' Easy
  • Hybridizer Tom Carruth
  • Intro Year 2003
  • Introduced By Weeks Roses
  • AARS Winner AARS—2003