Best Landscaper® 'Hot Chocolate'
Originator: (Sass, 1971)
Bloom period: Midseason
Bloom week: 4 & 5
Flower form: Japanese
USDA zone: 2 to 8
Item number: 2202
Japanese; medium size flower, opens chocolate-red. Broad petals surround a cluster of same color staminodes delicately edged in gold, centered by diminutive carpels. An attractive, dark colored flower with good form and substance. Good plant habit; dependable bloom, good increase, grows a generous, medium height bush. Deep green leaflets on stout, upright stems carries the flowers above the canopy. Excellent in the landscape, great choice for the cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Novelty; general garden and landscape use; perennial border, cut flower garden, cutter.