Mister Lincoln Hybrid Tea Rose

Mister Lincoln Hybrid Tea Rose

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Considered by Many to Be the Best Red Rose Ever
SKU v1229
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 10

Mature Height

6 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Mister Lincoln Hybrid Tea Rose

All-America Rose Selections (AARS) Winner 1965

Many rose experts consider Mister Lincoln the best red rose ever. The urn-shaped, rich-maroon buds open their velvety petals to form perfect 4- to 6-inch, high-centered, fully double flowers, comprised of 25 to 40 petals of a lively red that will sometimes turn to a gorgeous purple if bathed in lots of sun. Boasting a strong melon fragrance, the long-lasting flowers are freely produced on long stems, perfect for cutting and exhibition.

Mister Lincoln is a vigorous grower with a long bloom season and fine adaptability to adverse weather conditions, including heat. It has an attractive tall, upright habit of dark green, leathery foliage that makes a wonderful backdrop for the blossoms. This hybrid tea reaches an impressive height of 4 to 6 feet with a width of 2 to 3 feet, creating a display like no other. It performs best in sunny locations with medium-moist, slightly acidic, well-draining loam. A favorite among discerning gardeners for generations, it is a splendid addition to any setting.

Mister Lincoln should be pruned in the spring, to half height or 18 to 20 inches above the ground, with the removal of old canes and dead wood. Cut back canes that cross each other. Gardeners in warmer climates will want to cut the remaining canes.

NOTE: Tree and patio roses are hardy to Zone 6 regardless of the rose variety grafted to their tops.

Product Details

Genus Rosa
Species hybrid
Category Hybrid Tea, Roses
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Red
Max Bloom Size 6.00
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Late Fall
Foliage Color Dark Green, Leathery
Special Features Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Landscapes
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Discount Exempt No

Customer Reviews

Rating
One of the Truly Great Red Roses Ever
Review by John
I have had my Mr. Lincoln rose for 3 years now. I have it planted on the east side of the house which means it is shaded for about half the day. I really didn't prepare the soil in the bed (a new flower bed) all that much but Mr. L. took off from the start. It produces impressive canes (last year one topped 6 feet) and beautifully-formed deep red flowers. This year it's already producing more canes than last year and the buds are plumping so I should be enjoying roses very soon. I wasn't able to get out and care for it much last summer but it seemed to avoid black spot and mildew (a big deal here in humid south Arkansas). If you love red hybrid teas, this should be at the top of your list!
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THE rose of roses
Review by John Brewer
I bought one of these in the early seventys I believe. The first rose on this bush was a rose show winner for sure. It was quite large foe this rose. Saucer size at least. It was perfect to the very last petal. I cut it and my wife and myself enjoyed it for a week. We were going on vacation for a week so we gave it to a dear friend to enjoy A week after we returned home he returned it. It was still awsome. We enjoyed it for almost another week befor we had to discard it. I am 71 now and have never seen another rose as great as that one. I did enjoy many years of these most fragrent of roses. Close your eyes and smell this rose and you will know exactly what a rose should smell like. Unforetunately the deer loved them as well as I did. They won the battle but not the war. I am going to order a couple of more of these and do battle again.I am allso going to order a couple of Double Delights. My second favorite rose in the world. I will revue these as well. I have a guard cat now that will put the fear in.
Rating
susceptible to mildew and white fly
Review by Rose Weiss
This rose was planted about 10 years ago by the previous owner of our home. The flowers are very lovely, but the bush is far more susceptible to problems than any of our other rose varieties. We live in a moist climate (coastal Oregon) and no doubt that contributes to its problems. Often this plant will have white fly when other near-by roses, such as Sun Flare, won't have them.
Rating
Just Buy It!
Review by Nancy E
Mr. Linkie, as my little daughter calls it, is the epitome of a rose. The fragrance is what you imagine a rose should smell. The color is intense and slowly turns almost burgundy red as the blooms age. Blossoms are huge and full. The bush is easy to grow and nicely leafed. If you have room for only one rose, this is your choice.
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BEST ROSE
Review by LYN FILS
FOLIAGE IS DARK GREEN AND LUSH, ROSE IS LOVELY FOR CUTTING. DOES WELL IN FLORIDE!

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