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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Perfect Moment'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Perfect Moment
Additional cultivar information: (PP08007; aka Perfect Moment, KORwilma, Jack Dayson)
Hybridized by Kordes; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1989

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Hybrid Tea

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
Red blend (rb)

Bloom Shape:
Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to rust
Susceptible to black spot
Susceptible to mildew
Stems are very thorny

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RosinaBloom On Jan 30, 2014, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Rosa 'Perfect Moment' can be purchased from Tasman Bay Roses in Motueka, New Zealand.

Positive 80s_child On May 11, 2013, 80s_child from Hayward, CA wrote:

What a beautiful rose, bought it from my local nursery as rose tree on fall/sale on roses last year & planted it. 2013/ spring.. is Full of blooms now , opens up to LARGE lipstick Red blooms with deep yellow inside,Sooo PRETTY & gorgeous two tone deep colors inside each other, lQQks like is on Fire.. VERY well in growth and blooms repeatedly with light scent, Just LOVE it this rose,is Gorgeous & VIVID in colors!

Positive Kelli On Mar 14, 2003, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is one of my favorite roses. The flowers hold up to heat, wind, and rain. With repeated deadheading, it will bloom all year in my climate (USDA zone 10 of inland California).


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Canoga Park, California
Fairfield, California
Hayward, California
Pleasanton, California
San Jose, California
North Augusta, South Carolina
San Antonio, Texas

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