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

Photo Gallery
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2009-05-21
Photo by olga_batalov
Location: SoCal.
Date: 2018-12-29

Date: 2017-04-18

Date: 2013-08-08

A cozy spot for a frog to take a nap

Date: 2019-08-20
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-11-15

Date: 2012-06-22
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 4000-05-31
Location: San Jose Heritage Rose Garden
Date: 2007-11-12

Date: 2012-06-14
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-06-05
I would replant this one if I lost it.
Location: -Tasmania 2014

Date: 2015-05-28
Location: In my garden here in Utah.
Date: 2020-09-12

Date: 2012-06-14

Date: 2014-11-14

Date: 2012-09-25
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: September 26, 2016

Date: 2012-05-10

Date: 2013-08-08

Date: 2012-06-05
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2009-04-16

Date: 2012-10-24

Date: 2016-05-27

Date: 2012-06-14
Photo by zuzu
Photo by Newyorkrita
Photo by zuzu

Date: 2015-05-28

Date: 2012-05-10
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2010-05-06
Perfect Moment with Heart 'n' Soul behind it

Date: 2012-06-22

Date: 2015-05-21

Date: 2014-11-06

Date: 2016-05-27
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2016-04-03
most of my roses were multi-stem in 2016, no one seems to really

Date: 2013-09-25
Photo by Calif_Sue

Date: 2015-10-17

Date: 2012-10-18
Location: San Jose Heritage Rose Garden.
Date: April
photo by Stan Shebs

Date: 2015-05-21
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2013-04-25
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2013-04-25
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2013-04-25
Location: In my garden 
Date: 2007-08-06
Location: San Jose Heritage Rose Garden
Date: 2007-05-10
Location: San Jose Heritage Rose Garden

Date: 2016-05-27

Date: 2012-06-09

Date: 2012-06-09
Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, Texas
Date: 2014-05-03
  • Uploaded by jon

Date: 2013-05-16

Date: 2013-05-16
Photo by Newyorkrita
Photo by Newyorkrita

Date: 2012-09-25

Date: 2012-10-12
Photo by Skiekitty
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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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