Hot Cocoa Rose

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With a color unlike you already have in your garden, let alone your neighborhood! Rustic, alluring, and elusive are all words to describe the stunning Hot Cocoa™ Rose Bush (Rosa 'WEKpaltlez'). Leave your neighbors in awe by planting one of these in your garden today! The ruffled, Floribunda flowers emit a lovely Rose scent that is sure to send you over the moon!

Your Hot Cocoa has been referred to as a combination of red, orange, smokey chocolate, burnt orange, and rich brown, just to name just a few. The truth is it's more like a muted, brick-red with unique coloring that calls to mind smoky hints of chocolate, or maybe you just have to see it to believe it! One thing is for sure, this Hot Cocoa™ is one for the ages. Not only is this plant covered in blossoms from late spring until fall, but it's also been grafted onto a standard, making it petite yet brilliant!

This one-of-a-kind rose features 3.5-inch, slightly ruffled blooms that are sweetly fragrant and appear from spring right up until fall. Glossy, dark green leaves fill out the rose bush for a robust appearance even when not in bloom. The bi-colored blooms are russet-orange washed with smoke on the top side and deep rust on the underside.

Cut a few of the blossoms and bring them inside for an elegant dining room decoration or an enticing kitchen counter bouquets. We can't forget about one of these shrubs' best features. The flower form is flawless, and since the petals are thick and velvety, this usually helps them last longer in vases and arrangements, so it will beautify your home, both inside and out.

If you can tear your gaze away from the mesmerizing flowers, you'll notice just have magnificent the foliage underneath is. Dark, glossy leaves frame every bloom as though it were a priceless piece of art on display in a museum! It's a vigorous grower with a somewhat branching, upright nature.

An award-winning variety, Hot Cocoa is also disease-resistant and cold-hardy. Growing into a 4-5 foot mound of rounded foliage that's compact and full! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 through 9, Hot Cocoa™ is very adaptable and cold hardy!

Planting and Application:

One thing's for sure - you'll want to put this somewhere everyone can admire it for as long as they like, or as long as you let them stand to gawk at your garden! Use this sultry and unique Rose as a centerpiece in your garden that will simply blow you away! They are fantastic in containers and would look lovely enlivening your patio or dressing up a porch planting. You'll love your new smokey specimen!

Smaller gardens need this specialty Rose to add high impact without taking up a big footprint! City or small cottage gardens won't be overcrowded with this little blooming ornamental! Plant a pair of these Roses on either side of the stairs going up your front porch, or standing as sentries on either side of the start of a garden path.

Another reason you'll want to place the Hot Cocoa™ Rose somewhere you can see it is so you can enjoy your fluttering friends as they stop by for a visit. Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and other pollinators will love to snack on the sweet nectar the Roses provide!

Adding these Roses to your garden will elevate the depth and drama anywhere in the sun. Plant in large pots or planters on a sunny porch or patio, and dress up any seating and entertaining area with these upscale Roses! The pollinators will adore these blooms as much as you will! Snip a few blooms for your vases indoors, bringing that luscious color and scent with you!

Love this shrub? Have your cake and eat it too by planting a Hot Cocoa Rose Tree in their midst to add height and elegance!

  • Rich, Smoky Chocolate & Rust-Colored Blossoms
  • Floribunda Rose Bush
  • Wonderful Fragrance
  • Lush Green Foliage & Mid-Sized Plant
  • Great for Containers, Specimens, Accents & Focal Points

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hot Cocoa™ Rose is a deciduous shrub that appreciates being planted in well-drained soil. It also loves soaking up as much sun as it can so planting somewhere in full sun is a good idea. Site selection is actually the most important aspect. Making sure the soil is well draining is important as well! Growing Roses outdoors or in containers requires a consistent schedule of supplemental moisture. Don't forget to add a thick layer of Mulch.

Floribunda Roses are easy to maintain and extremely disease resistant! No need to worry about common Rose ailments anymore! Fertilize each spring with a slow-release or controlled-release fertilizer should do the trick and leave your shrub happier and healthier than ever.

Prune away suckers and branching that forms at the base or on the trunk each year too. Pruning Roses allows for better, bushier growth each year. Read all you need about Rose pruning Roses Here, and about winterizing your Roses Here and un-wintering Roses in Spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Very Early Spring
  • Good Heat & Cold Tolerance

Roses come in many colors, and every Rose is lovely in its own way. However, few can boast of truly indefinable color. Hot Cocoa™ Rose bush has blooms that defy description, making them a must-have for your garden today. Order yours today at!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Rose bushes prefer full sun and favor the drying power of the morning sun and flower best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Choose a location in good, enriched soil that drains well and has good air circulation.

What Is The Best Month to Plant Roses?

You can plant Roses any time if you are able to provide enough consistent moisture and attention. While there is not a specific month that is best, generally because it changes with temperatures, climate and growing zone. However, the easiest times of the year to get Rose bushes established in your landscape are in spring after the last frost date, and in fall about 4-6 weeks before the first frost.

Do Rose Bushes Come Back Every Year?

Rose bushes are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.

How Do I Find Rose bushes for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at online nursery. You will find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely Climbing varieties!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Roses for sale here at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Hot Cocoa Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa 'Wekpaltez'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Regular
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Rich Reddish/Orange/Brown
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes