Who Has Koko Loko Floribunda Rose?

jazzmom516(Zone 7 LI, NY)June 24, 2013

I have to stop shopping at my local supermarkets-- too many tempting roses there for decent pricing. Got at my local Stop & Shop 'Koko Loko' for $12.99 for a 2 gallon pot with my store card.
The color of this rose intrigued me and I went home first and googled info about it before going back and purchasing it.

How disease resistant has this rose been in terms of performance?? I know its a fairly new 2012 Weeks rose introduction.

When does the latte color change over to lavender?? In extreme heat? or does it remain with this latte color?
TIA.

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seil zone 6b MI

This is my third year with Koko Loco and I love it! It has above average disease resistance, is winter hardy and blooms a lot! I think it's more lavender in cooler weather for me.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 7:20PM
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jazzmom516(Zone 7 LI, NY)

I am happy to hear this!! I am meeting with a bunch of Rosarians tomorrow and will ask them too what they think of this rose-- if anyone has it.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 7:29PM
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harmonyp

I've had mine since around Feb I think. I LOVE this rose. Blooms start out a latte color, and change to a light lavendar (still with coffee hues). The bloom form is lovely. For me it's a workhorse and really hardy in its first year. Big winner for me.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:01AM
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harmonyp

I've had mine since around Feb I think. I LOVE this rose. Blooms start out a latte color, and change to a light lavendar (still with coffee hues). The bloom form is lovely. For me it's a workhorse and really hardy in its first year. Big winner for me.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:02AM
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jazzmom516(Zone 7 LI, NY)

It's freaking 90 degrees here already on LI at 11:20 AM and I just finished planting it. The soil was moist below the cedar mulch and I gave it a big drink of water before planting it. I am excited about this new rose for my garden from your responses. Keep those responses coming please! :)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:22AM
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nippstress - zone 5 Nebraska

My Koko Loko survived my zone 5 winters reasonably well, though it wasn't cane hardy. You shouldn't have any trouble in zone 7 LI. As for color, mine are still second year plants and haven't approached the stunning color range of Seil's picture (wowza!). As with most roses in the lavender/russet range, their colors will be deeper in cooler temperatures and/or with some afternoon shade. Don't be disappointed if it looks a bit washed out in 90 degree and higher temperatures - this rose has a changeable nature.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 4:21PM
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t_bred(5)

Have Koko Loko here in Chicagoland(z5) planted last spring and has been a disappointment to me. Lost half the plant (while mounded) over the winter and the colors are just okay to me. Honestly, my ten year old Distant Drums is similar in color but much more hardy and free flowering. To be fair, my Koko Loko is grafted and I don't have much luck with grafted.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 9:49PM
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susan4952(5)

Mine is in second year and doing fairly well. Only about 12-15 inches tall. Am hopeful for future. Awesome color and form. DD is taller and more vigorous for me, but the myrrh is not my fave.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:49PM
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