Monday, December 08, 2008

Hybrid Tea Rose – 'Perfect Moment'

Hybrid Tea Rose – Perfect Moment
Synonyms: Jack Dayson, KORwilma

This is another of the roses from Sonoma County. This one was a beauty with nice blending of colors and a stout plant. It was great to be able and walk down the street and take flower pictures from the sidewalk. People were even waving and seemed happy that their flowers were being ogled.

‘Perfect Moment’ is another in a long line of Kordes roses that I like. There are several other of the families roses featured on this site. This was one of those times that I forgot to smell the rose while taking its picture. It does have a mild fruity fragrance according to my research. Here are some more facts about ‘Perfect Moment’:

Bred by: Wilhelm Kordes III, 1989, Germany
US Introduction by: Jackson & Perkins
Petal Count: 30 to 40
Parentage: New Day × Mercedes
Height: 4 to 5 feet
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7
Awards: All-America Rose Selection, 1991

This next rose has been shown on Digital Flower before. It is a Hybrid Tea called ‘Sunset Celebration’. It is a very nice rose that has performed well in the big rose garden that we take care of. One thing I love about this rose is that it has huge flowers. What was remarkable about this particular rose was the entire garden in front of the house in Sonoma had been planted in this color. There were probably two dozen ‘Sunset Celebration’ roses and some other annuals and they matched the house color perfectly. I don’t think I had ever seen that before. It was working really well and the garden looked a bit enchanted.

‘Sunset Celebration’
Type: Hybrid Tea
Fragrance: Mild
Parentage: Pollen: Seedling × Cheshire Life. Seed: Pot o Gold
Petal Count: 35
Breeder: Gareth Fryer. 1994
US Introduction: Weeks Wholesale Roses for the 100-year anniversary of Sunset Magazine
Awards: All-America Rose Selection, 1998

1 comment:

Diane Dehler said...

This bright, warm rose looks like a solstice fire. Sebastopol, has a great flea market for finding plants.