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Hot Cocoa is the ultimate care-free rose - no maintenance required to get this yummy Floribunda to produce gorgeous blooms year after year!
There is just no other rose with a colour like Hot Cocoa: deep rusty red buds bloom into chocolaty petals with a hazy, smokey tinge. Vigorous and naturally disease resistance add to it's appeal and it was one of the AARS Winners for 2003! Floribundas are a relatively new group of roses. Introduced in 1930, the original floribundas were the result of crosses of large-flowered Hybrid Tea roses and an old-fashioned class of dwarf roses called Polyanthas. The result has been relatively compact bushes with superior hardiness and disease resistance that produce large clusters of somewhat smaller blooms.
Generally speaking, Floribunda roses are bushy shrubs that produce flower clusters of 3 to 15. They are everblooming and have the same wide colour range as do the Hybrid Teas. They are especially valuable for their ability to adapt to a wide range of temperature and soil conditions. Today they are still used in large bedding schemes in public parks and similar spaces. Our assortment of Weeks roses come in a variety of sizes and have been specially selected for their cold weather tolerance and are imported directly from the Weeks Roses in California, U.S.A.- one of the largest commercial rose growers in the United States since 1938.