The first flush of roses is in full swing and The Cutflower Garden is entering one of its most productive phases, providing huge bunches of flowers for the house.
This is Hot Cocoa, a relatively modern floribunda which created a sensation when first released in the early 1970s. It has stood the test of time and has entered the list of all-time favourites. It has vicious thorns and little fragrance but the sheer abundance of blooms and unique colour makes these attributes forgivable.
The blooms vary in colour depending on the temperature, ranging from orange-red through dusky coffee colours often with undershadings of purple. To see more about The Cutflower Garden click here