My garden has become quite shady over the years and it is not great for growing roses. One by one I have reefed them out till there was none. But this year I was suckered into buying a new one on a visit to the nursery and it is in a container in a spot that might get enough sun to do well enough. It is called Hot Cocoa. How weird is that? It has no scent to speak of which is a shame. But it is certainly floriferous and is very beautiful as you can see.
The 'Hot Cocoa' rose is an award-winner with a blossom characterized by a smoky, almost chocolate color, and it blooms in a cluster. But what colour is it exactly? Maybe it's chocolate. Maybe it's smoky or brick or russet, the colorful hues vary with different climates.
Oh and check out my header before you leave, in case you have never noticed it. Beautiful Vancouver.