I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Hot Chocolate Roses
Rosa Hot Chocolate Floribunda Rose
Description of Hot Chocolate Roses:
Hot Chocolate is an unusual rose that will certainly attract attention in your garden or patio. The buds are a rusty colour and the mature flowers are just about brown, but it's a wonderfully warm brown that has been laid over deep red and fleshy purple. The flowering period is excellent, with clusters of blooms opening pretty much constantly all through the summer. The scent is good and the foliage is tough and handsome.
Characteristics of Hot Chocolate Bushes:
- Bud colour: Orange-Brown
- Colour: Rich, earthy brown with a red undertone.
- Flower Shape: Fully double, maturing from a tight scroll to an open centre.
- Fragrance: 3-Strong.
- Flower Period: Continuous.
- Leaves: Large, glossy, lush.
- Height & Spread: 90cms x 60cms.
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History and Parentage of Hot Chocolate Roses:
Bred in 2002, USA. In 2006, it won both the Novelty and Gold Standard Awards.