Rose Rosa Moment in Time = 'Korcastrav' (PBR) (F)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose [Moment in Time]


The Rosa Moment in Time, often referred to with its common name of 'Korcastrav', is a captivating plant that showcases a blend of ornamental beauty and resilient character. This plant features lush green foliage that serves as a backdrop for its blooms. The flowers are particularly striking, with a rich palette that can include a range of hues, typically echoing the classic shades associated with these plants, which can vary from soft pastels to vibrant, deeper tones. The blossoms tend to have a traditional shape, boasting layers of velvety petals that unfurl from a bud to reveal a full, rounded flower at maturity. Each bloom is meticulously formed, often showcasing a symmetrical arrangement of petals that converge to create the classic whorled appearance at the center. The leaves of the Rosa Moment in Time are glossy, contributing to the overall aesthetic with their verdant, healthy sheen. These leaves are typically oval-shaped with a serrated edge and are arranged alternately along the stems, which may bear thorns. The contrast between the softness of the petals and the toughness of the thorns is a hallmark of these plants. While flowering, this plant can become a hub of activity, attracting pollinators with the allure of its blossoms. The scent could range from non-existent to intensely fragrant, depending on the specific variety. Overall, this plant epitomizes the timeless beauty associated with its kind, making it a well-loved addition to gardens where it's not only admired for its visual splendor but also for the ambiance it creates through its potential fragrance and the lively interaction with visiting wildlife.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Moment In Time Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Korcastrav' (PBR).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as the rose is not considered to be toxic to humans. In general, roses, including cultivars like the Rosa Moment in Time 'Korcastrav', are widely grown for ornamental purposes and are not associated with toxicity when touched or ingested. However, it's important to note that although not toxic, eating large quantities of roses or their hips can potentially cause stomach discomfort or digestive upset due to the fibrous plant material.

    • To pets

      The rose, including the Rosa Moment in Time 'Korcastrav', is generally regarded as non-toxic to pets such as dogs and cats. Roses are not known to cause serious illness if ingested by pets, although mild gastrointestinal upset could occur if a pet eats a significant amount of the plant material, especially the fibrous stems and leaves. As with any non-food item, ingestion of large amounts could potentially lead to obstruction or other digestive tract issues.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Blooms: Features profuse, red flowers that can enhance the visual appeal of gardens and landscapes.
    • Repeat Flowering: Capable of blooming several times in a season, offering a continuous display of flowers.
    • Disease Resistance: Possesses inherent resistance to certain common rose diseases, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
    • Compact Growth: Suitable for small gardens or container planting due to its relatively compact growth habit.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal pruning and care compared to some other garden plants, making it easier to manage.
    • Fragrance: The flowers can emit a pleasant scent that adds an olfactory dimension to garden spaces.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it can withstand periods of low water availability, making it relatively drought-tolerant.
    • Pollinator Friendly: Attracts bees and other pollinators, which are beneficial for the ecosystem and garden health.
    • Long-Lasting Cut Flowers: Makes excellent cut flowers that can hold their form and color well in floral arrangements.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • The petals of roses can be used to create natural dyes for fabric or paper, providing a range of pink to purple hues depending on concentration and processing.
    • Rosehips, the fruit of roses appearing after flowering, can be used in jewelry or crafts as beads after being dried and hollowed out.
    • Fragrant rose petals are often used in potpourri mixes to add a pleasant aroma to rooms.
    • Roses can be used in the culinary arts; their petals can be crystallized with egg whites and sugar for decorating cakes and desserts.
    • The essential oils extracted from roses are used in aromatherapy for relaxation and stress relief.
    • Rose petals can be added to bathwater for a luxurious, fragrant bath experience.
    • Pressed rose flowers and petals can be used in scrapbooking and papermaking as decorative elements.
    • Rose petals and leaves can be incorporated into homemade soaps for exfoliation and fragrance.
    • Roses can contribute to perfumery in creating bespoke fragrances with their unique scent profile.
    • Dried rose petals can be used in homemade sachets as a natural way to scent drawers and closets.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is often used in Feng Shui for its ability to create a positive chi flow and bring in love and healing energies. Placing pink roses in the southwest corner of a garden or room can enhance relationship luck and love, as this direction is connected to love and marriage in Feng Shui. However, it's important to maintain the roses well, as dried or withered roses can attract negative energy.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: The most common symbolic meaning of roses is love and affection. Throughout history and across cultures, roses have universally represented deep passion and romance.
    • Beauty: Roses are often associated with beauty due to their elegant and stunning appearance. This symbolism reflects the admiration of the rose's form and the appreciation of aesthetic beauty in general.
    • Mystery: A Rosa 'Moment in Time' can also signify mystery or secrecy, formulating an air of intrigue often linked with romantic gestures or confidential matters.
    • New Beginnings: The name 'Moment in Time' suggests a pivotal point or a fresh start, making the rose a symbol for new beginnings and hopeful futures.
    • Mourning: While often associated with positive emotions, roses can sometimes represent mourning or farewells, acknowledging both the beauty and pain of departure or loss.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The shrub rose Rosa 'Moment in Time' needs to be watered deeply every week if there isn't sufficient rainfall, with adjustments for climate and soil conditions. Use a watering method that allows the water to slowly sink into the soil, reaching the deep roots without over-saturating the ground. During the hot summer months, it may require additional water, so check the soil moisture regularly. It's best to provide about 1 gallon of water per plant for each watering session, ensuring it's directed at the base to minimize leaf moisture and prevent disease.

  • sunLight

    Roses, including Rosa 'Moment in Time', thrive in a spot that receives full sun for at least 6 hours a day. They perform best when planted in an area that is well-lit and receives morning sun, which helps to dry dew from the leaves and reduce the risk of fungal diseases. Avoid planting in areas that are shaded for most of the day, as insufficient light can weaken the plant and reduce flowering.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Rosa 'Moment in Time' is hardy and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, but it grows best when daytime temperatures are between 65°F and 75°F. The rose can survive minimum temperatures down to 20°F, but at this point, you should provide winter protection. The ideal growing conditions include warm days and cooler nights, as excessively high temperatures can stress the plant and affect blooming.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Rosa 'Moment in Time' in late winter or early spring before new growth begins to shape the plant and remove any dead or damaged wood. Pruning should be done annually to encourage healthy growth and plentiful blooms. Cut back the plant by about one-third to one-half, aiming for an open vase shape. The best time for pruning is when the forsythia blooms, as this generally indicates the right conditions for rose pruning.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    For the rose 'Moment in Time', the best soil mix is well-draining, rich in organic matter, with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Amend heavy soils with compost and coarse sand to improve drainage and texture.

  • plantRepotting

    Roses like 'Moment in Time' typically do not require frequent repotting and can often remain in the same spot for several years unless they outgrow their space or show signs of declining health.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Roses, including the 'Moment in Time', prefer moderate humidity levels and are adaptable to typical outdoor humidity conditions; they do not require specific humidity adjustments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright light and good air circulation for indoor 'Moment in Time' roses.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in a sunny spot with well-draining soil and ample space for 'Moment in Time' roses.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    This rose variety, commonly known as Rosa 'Korcastrav', begins its life cycle as a dormant bare-root plant or potted specimen. After planting, the plant enters a vegetative stage where it produces stems, leaves, and roots. As it matures, the rose bush develops buds that swell and eventually bloom into flowers, showcasing its characteristic color and form. Following pollination, which may not be significant for ornamental varieties like this, the plant may produce rose hips (seed pods), but many modern hybrids are bred for repeat flowering rather than seed production. As the growing season ends, the rose enters a period of dormancy, especially in regions with cold winters, where it conserves energy until the next spring. The cycle repeats yearly with pruning and care influencing the vigor, blooming, and overall health of the rose bush.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: Rosa Moment in Time, also known as 'Korcastrav', is typically propagated by hardwood cuttings. The best time for this method is during late fall or early winter, when the plant is dormant. To propagate by hardwood cuttings, one should select healthy, mature stems from the current year's growth and cut them into lengths of 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters). The bottom of each cutting should be cut just below a node, and the top just above a node. These cuttings are then planted in a well-draining soil mix, burying at least two nodes beneath the soil surface. It's crucial to maintain consistent moisture while the cuttings establish roots, which can take several weeks. Hormones can be used to encourage rooting, but it’s often not necessary for roses, which are generally eager to root.