Hot Cocoa™ Floribunda Rose
This floribunda is cold hardy and vigorous!
This All-America Rose Selection winner is a completely new color breakthrough!
Plant Patent 15,155. Cultivar name: 'WEKpaltlez'.
This Rose is so uniquely colored that we may just have to invent a new name for the color of its lusciously ruffled blooms! A chocolate-brown infused with smoke and hints of purple . . . or perhaps a russet-influenced brick-red . . . There is no way to do justice to these sweetly fragrant, freely borne blossoms! Hot Cocoa™ is an All-America Rose Selection winner, and one glance will tell you why!
The flowers are 3½ inches wide, packed with petals and boasting merrily ruffled edges that add depth to their show. They arise from long, pinpoint buds of a deep rust color (glamorous enough all by themselves!) all over this Floribunda shrub. The flowering begins in late spring and continues until fall, with bright green foliage framing the rich blossoms. Very vigorous and resistant to disease, Hot Cocoa™ would be a super garden presence even if its blooms weren't so spectacular. As it is, though, this is an entirely new color breakthrough that you won't want to miss enjoying in your own border, Rose garden, or perennial bed.
Hot Cocoa™ reaches 3½ to 4 feet tall and 4½ feet wide, and demonstrates a great cold hardiness northern gardeners will appreciate (yet also thrives through zone 9 in the South!). The flowers are exquisite in the garden and vase. And if you're ready to start exhibiting your Roses, why not begin with a flourish with this showstopper?
Space shrubs 3 feet apart in moist, well-enriched soil receiving full sun. Zones 5-9.
Bareroot or Container?
Have you browsed through your favorite gardening catalog or website looking for the newest roses to plant in your garden and wondered whether it would be best to choose bareroot roses or those in nursery pots? Or does it matter? If you’re like most rose gardeners, this question has come up at one point or another. And we want to help you find the answer as to what’s the best for you and your garden.
Bareroot roses are an inexpensive and easy option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Bareroot roses meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. And of course, since they aren't in soil when you get them, there’s no mess to contend with.
Bareroot roses may look dead, with their brown roots and dormant stem, but plants that arrive this way actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive growth of leaves during planting, which is very stressful.
You can plant your bareroot roses earlier in the growing season as well, since there aren't any leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area’s last frost date in the spring. Since they don’t have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish quickly.
Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren't dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into decorative containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like. As you can see, there are advantages to both bareroot or container roses, so whichever you decide is the best for your garden, we feel certain you’ll become a lifelong rose lover, if you aren't already!
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I went crazy when I first saw this rose a few years ago in their catalog and it has never failed to attract attention. The scent is strong and delightful. I missed by one year getting the tree rose, but this year they finally repeated the tree rose and I bought it.
The Jackson and Perkins Difference
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California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.
Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.
All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.
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Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.
The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.