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'Perfect Moment ™' rose Description
'Perfect Moment ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of William
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Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORwilma
Exhibition name: Perfect Moment ™
Origin:
Bred by Wilhelm Kordes III (b. 1953) (Germany, 1989).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1991 as 'Perfect Moment'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red, yellow reverse, red edges, yellow undertones.  Mild, fruity fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, exhibition, high-centered, pinpoint centers bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright, well-branched.  Medium, matte, dark green, dense, leathery foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 4' to 5½' (120 to 165 cm).  Width of 30" to 4' (75 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  rain tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to disease, susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew, rust resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1993/006  on  1993   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 990  on  19 Jul 1995
Application No: ROS458  on  8 Jun 1993
Trade Name: Perfect Moment.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 8,007  on  20 Oct 1992   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/639,915  on  10 Jan 1991
Wilhelm Kordes (June 1990)
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