Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Red blend
Extra Bloom Info: Swirling buds open to classic hybrid tea blooms
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Bi-color, crimson red and yellow
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Wilhelm Kordes III, 1989
Optimal growing zones: Zone 5b and warmer
Awards: AARS: 1991

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: New Day x Seedling

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Perfect Moment'
  • 'KORwilma'
  • 'Jack Dayson'

Common names
  • Rose

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  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Nov 22, 2014 9:06 PM concerning plant:
    This rose responds well to severe pruning (down to about 18 inches) by producing blooms with extra-long stems -- perfect for cutting. The vivid blooms have a long vase life and also stay "perfect" on the bush for a long time if they aren't cut. The rose has superior rain resistance. Buds that form during the rainy season never fail to open into perfect blooms, and the blooms themselves retain their shape even under strong rain showers. The rose is said to be highly susceptible to mildew, but it has never exhibited this tendency in my garden.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 9, 2014 2:41 PM concerning plant:
    The flowers on Perfect Moment seem to have an inner glow. Such beautiful blooms on this hybrid tea. Like all my roses here in my humid Long Island, NY garden, Perfect Moment needs to be sprayed with a systemic fungicide to remain disease free.
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