Rose: Mister Lincoln
Class: Hybrid Tea
Date of Introduction: 1965
Parentage: ‘Chrysler Imperial’ x ‘Charles Mallerin’
Hybridizer: Swim & Weeks
Mister Lincoln is the quintessential red rose. Other red roses come and go but Mister Lincoln survives them all. It is still one of the top rated roses both on the exhibition table and in the garden. It has that enduring quality.
Mister Lincoln grow 5-7 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide and produces single long-stemmed blooms. Slender buds open to 6-inch double blooms (40 to 55 petals) with deep velvety red color and very strong damask fragrance. It was an AARS selection winner for 1965. If you need gorgeous red roses for your garden, plant Mister Lincoln rose. Best where days are warm and nights cool.
You can grow Mister Lincoln in pots. Years ago in my old garden, I have one planted in the ground. This year, I bought one for my garden and have it in a pot. It is susceptible to blackspot and mildew but because of its vigorous habit, I just remove the infected leaves. Some gardeners spray them with milk. I still have to try that.
Tip #26 – Dream big. Anything can happen.
Until Next time. Stop and Smell the Roses.