Definitely one for the chocoholic, but you don't need to be addicted to the cocoa bean to appreciate this truly individual rose. The buds open orangey russet then develop into richly scented double blooms in a distinctive smoky light chocolate colouration. And it's a floribunda so flowers right through the season. Delicious, we say. Good shape and disease resistance. Full sun is best. Any reasonable soil. 36 in. 3 litre deep pot.
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We have one of these in a large pot in our display area and it is as yummy as it sounds.
Deadhead as required in the flowering season. Prune back a bit in autumn then more vigorously in early spring.
Rosa Hot Chocolate is a hardy repeat flowering shrub rose with double smoky chocolate russet red scented flowers in summer and autumn suitable for full sun.