Rosa Floribunda 'Hot Cocoa'
Attention local customers
We no longer have the bare root beds of roses to shop from. Labor and material costs have made it difficult to do. Please place your order online or give us a call and we will pull the roses for you and call or email you when they are ready for pick up. Please note: We have many orders in house and it may take 2 weeks or more before your order is ready.
'Hot Cocoa': Tom Carruth's new floribunda is this year's most talked about rose, the one causing the most drooling and mass hysteria. The color is outrageously, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, though it seems to vary with temperature, time, and the eye of the beholder. I've seen it described as cinnamon, brick, russet, smoky, and "rich chocolate-orange with a purple-burgundy cast." Stand back and let me through! Those of us who lust after coffee colored roses have run ourselves ragged in the past, fussing over pathetically wimpy hard-to-find twigs that looked like death warmed over by mid-summer. But not 'Hot Cocoa'! Rosarians who've grown it in test gardens are raving wildly about its health, vigor, and ability to hold color in heat. Exhibitors, arrangers, and organic gardeners alike are applauding the lush healthy foliage, fruity fragrance, and fast repeat bloom. I'll be putting six in my daylily beds. Dr. Leda's Wish List for 2003