Hot Cocoa Rose

Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa is one of the Floribunda roses in our garden and its flowers are of one of the most uniquely colored – a red, rusty orange with smoky cast.  Each moderately scented bloom is of a double form with slightly ruffled petals and is about 4” inches across.

Tom Carruth, a prolific and award winning hybridizer and breeder of roses, created Hot Cocoa for Weeks Roses with (Playboy X Altissima) X Livin’ Easy as parentage.  Introduced in 2003. Hot Cocoa became an AARS winner in 2003.  A medium-tall rose, it will grow to 3’ to 4’  and approximately 4.5” wide with a rounded and bushy growth habit. At the Peninsula Park Rose Garden you can find Hot Cocoa in beds 5, 8, 9 and 12.

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If you’re interested in Hot Cocoa for your garden here are some sources: