Champagne Moment Rose Bushes
- Height: 1m
- Colour: Creamy white
- Shape: Double
- Scent: Light
- Flowering period: Repeat
- Type: Floribunda
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
Champagne Moment Floribunda Rose
Champagne Moment is one of the most beautiful roses of its type. Buds tinged with pink open into beautifully shaped and medium 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.
Great for your garden
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.
Rosa Champagne Moment facts
- Type: Floribunda
- Colour: Cream with a touch of apricot fading to white
- Flower shape: Classic fully double. Magnificent.
- Fragrance strength: Good
- Final height and spread: 3ft x 2ft
- Flowering season: All summer
- Repeat Flowering: Yes
- Disease resistance: Good
Did you know
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.
How to plant Champagne Moment
You can order bareroot roses at any time and plant them from November to April, or container roses are available all year round.
Choose a spot in the border with good light. Dig a hole deep enough so that the rose will be planted with the graft union at soil level and with plenty of room for its roots. Improve the soil from the hole by removing roots, weeds, large stones and other detritus and mixing in about half a bucket of well rotted compost or manure. Sprinkle Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi in the botton of the hole so it will make contact with the roots. If planting potted roses gently loosen some roots out of the ball before planting.
Position your Champagne Moment rose so its roots are spread out and backfill the hole with soil, firming it gently as you go. Water in thoroughly.
Feed and mulch with well rotted manure in spring every year and keep well watered during dry periods for the first year.
Floribundas are pruned in late winter, when the strongest shoots can be cut back to an outward facing bud 30-40 cms above soil level and the weakest shoots are removed altogether. Champagne Moment should be deadheaded throughout the summer to encourage continuous flowering.