Hot Chocolate is an unusual rose with fragrant russet-brown, ripple-like blooms and a darker reverse. It has a strong upright habit, healthy foliage. Its striking colour makes Hot Chocolate an excellent addition to floral displays. Size: 110cm x 60cm.
About Hot Chocolate rose:
|Rose Group||Modern Bush Rose|
|Date of Introduction||2002|
|Awards||Gold Standard Award|
|Hardiness Zone||6 -what’s this?|
Good for cutting
PLEASE NOTE: There is no more Potted Stock available for this variety this year. Bareroot is now the earliest buying option.
More about Modern Bush Roses:
Modern Bush Roses such as Hot Chocolate, are recent Hybrid Tea (Large Flowered) and Floribunda (Cluster Flowered) rose introductions. The long flowering season, bushy growth and good resistance to disease make them excellent garden plants. As a general rule they tend to be shorter and more compact than the Modern Shrub varieties. They can be used in many ways either individually or as massed planting.
Pruning Guide: Prune in February/ March. Prune very lightly in the first year, reducing stems by no more than 1/3. In subsequent years, growths can be reduced by up to 1/2 to leave a beautifully shapely plant.
Read our blog on how to prepare the ground for your bareroot Hot Chocolate rose, or for more information on caring for and pruning repeat-flowering shrub roses, visit the RHS website.
And don’t forget, we also stock a variety of excellent rose care products to ensure you get the best from your roses. Browse our rose care products here.