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
Registered or introduced: 1989
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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:

Patent expired

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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!


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).