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'Perfect Moment ™' rose Description
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Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: KORwilma
Exhibition name: Perfect Moment ™
Bred by Wilhelm Kordes III (1953 - 2016) (Germany, 1989).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1991 as 'Perfect Moment'.
Hybrid Tea.  
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)