'Hot Chocolate' Bush Rose - Bare-root
‘Hot Chocolate’ is a handsome and unusual variety of floribunda rose that begins flowering from June and continues all the way through to October. Repeat flowering, it produces clusters of gorgeous, rusty orange buds that open to reveal velvety, chocolate brown, medium-sized flowers with a nice scent that contrast beautifully against the glossy, dark-green foliage.
A strong grower with excellent disease resistance it is perfect as a bedding or cut flower. ‘Hot Chocolate’ is happy placed in any aspect, except north facing, in a sunny and sheltered spot.
‘Hot Chocolate’ has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.
- Flower Colour: reddish brown
- Flowering Period: repeat flowering
- Flower Type: double
- Scent: medium
- Height on Arrival: varies depending on time of year and pruning. Height usually between 15-60cm (6-24ins)
- Comes in a: plastic bag - bare-root
- Approx. Growth Height and Spread: 90cm x 60cm (3ft x 2ft)
- Disease Resistance: average
- Other Features: tolerates a small amount of shade
RHS Award of Garden Merit
The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.
These roses are in a dormant state ready for immediate planting. The roots have been dipped in a water retaining gel and are enclosed in a plastic bag to keep them moist. The shoots have been cut back to prevent your rose plant rocking in the wind after planting. A further pruning will be required in early spring. Each plant comes with full planting and care instructions.