Rosa 'Hot Chocolate'

Josie, our head gardener’s favourite rose in a beautiful copper brown and it flowers until October. More
1 bare root 520077-1 £12.95 Delivery mid November
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Josie, our head gardener’s favourite rose in a beautiful copper brown and it flowers until October.

Genus Rosa
Group/Species floribunda
Variety Hot Chocolate syn. Wekpaltlez (PBR)
Type Hardy
Common Name Rose
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1m (3ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Care Tips Water generously until established, and add fertiliser each spring. Prune lightly in late summer, once it has finished flowering.
Flowering June - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delivery

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Rosa 'Hot Chocolate' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Angela

beautiful rose, very vigorous, unusual colour

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Arrived in good condition, but has struggled to thrive. Has had a few flowers which are now over ( July). Pruned lightly and fed.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gillian

Great good service not flowered yet though.

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Reviewed 31st May 2019 by Tessa

I am waiting for the first buds to open. As it is only in its first year I am not expecting a mass of flowers: some of the new growth is 'blind'. I saw this rose in another garden centre last Summer and thought I must have it! I know it will only get better.