Champagne Moment is one of the most beautiful roses of its type. Buds tinged with pink open into beautifully shaped and gloriously scented double flowers of cream with a hint of apricot at their centre that gently fade as they age. This was the best rose of its generation winning the Rose of the Year award in 2006. It is a healthy rose with good disease resistance and foliage that is glossy and healthy and provides a great backdrop to the flowers which it produces in profusion from June until late autumn. The ones in our garden have still had flowers as late as November.
Champagne Moment really has everything going for it and it should be at or near the front of the queue of cream floribunda roses, however if you want to find other roses to plant in the same border, then take a bit of time to look at our (rather long) list of UK grown roses or see our full range of Floribunda roses to buy online.
All floribunda roses prefer to be planted in good soil in a sheltered, sunny spot given the choice. However the perfect location is not essential as Champagne Moment displays some characteristics of a shrub rose in that it will deal with colder spots and can cope with a little shade. This is not a large rose, reaching about 3ft (1m) and it is such a people magnet with its looks and perfume that we would advise placing it towards the front of the border where visitors can reach it. It looks best planted in a triangular group of three with 60-80 cms between the plants. Otherwise, you can use it in a row along a path where it creates a wonderful show..
Champagne Moment was bred by Kordes the great German rose producers. They have concentrated in recent years on producing roses where ease of cultivation and disease resistance are rated as highly as flower and scent.