'Perfect Moment ™' rose Description
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Red blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: KORwilmaExhibition name:
Perfect Moment ™
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.
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).
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) .
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)