Moment in Time is a terrible name for this brilliant little rose. Perpetual motion might have been better as this is probably the best non-stop flowering pillar box red rose there is. Which is why it was Rose of the Year 2012. Moment in Time is a genuine floribunda but is more ground cover rose sized; it is rarely more than 60cms tall. It has healthy, glossy leaves that are almost hidden by the clusters of simple, semi-double red flowers. The scent is quite mild, but the flowers last from the beginning of summer well into autumn without a break. The major downside of this vigour is that deadheading is a chore...
This rose is the most fabulous, glorious, Marilyn Monroe lipstick red - a truly brave colour. So for those of you who are more fainthearted in your colour schemes we still have a pretty good selection of roses for you to buy here; alternatively, see the full variety of Floribunda roses available for sale.
Moment in Time is ideal for growing at the front of a rose border or in a mixed flower bed. As a small rose it is also terrific in containers and its colouring makes it a really interesting alternative to pot geraniums. They look amazing in window boxes for example and they don't die when it freezes. However the perfect location is not critical and this rose, despite its size is as hardy and disease resistant as any rose available today. It just wants good light. If you are planting it in a border, we would really recommend that you do not stop at one plant. We think three is a minimum and you get maximum impact with 5 or 6 plants spaced about 60cms (2ft) apart.
Moment in Time is yet another disease resistant rose to come off the Kordes production line. Kordes are also responsible for breeding Iceberg, Fruhlingsgold, Leverkusen, Alchymist and the great rose, Crimson Glory.