Romantic Roses: Mister Lincoln

Mister Lincoln is a dark red hybrid tea which loves a sky full of sunshine and proves it with its vertical growth. This easy-care rose is a great starter rose for beginners. It loves warm air and is disease resistant. Planting two or three of these bushes together makes for a fuller, bushier look and a more fragrant impact.

Introduced in 1964, Mister Lincoln was named an All-American Rose Selection Winner in 1965. Named to honor our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, this rose has become quite popular over the years. It’s recommended for zones 5 to 11.

These fragrant, velvety blooms sit atop long stems and are perfect for cutting. To cut, choose buds that are only half-open. Be sure to hydrate the plant very well and wait a couple of hours (late afternoon) before cutting. Carry a container of cold water with you when you’re ready to use your shears. Cut the stem at a 45 degree angle and put it in the water right away. The arrangement of fresh roses will look best if you keep cold water in the vase.


Brenda Coulter said...

Hi, Laura. I've grown Mr. Lincoln for years. Red roses and hybrid teas aren't my faves, but the fragrance of this rose is just gorgeous. And I am always amazed at how long the blooms last, whether on the bush or in a vase.

Domino said...

Glad you popped in for a visit.

I'm a big fan of red roses, especially those that are generous with their fragrance. We've grown this rose and enjoyed it. Even if we hadn't, I'd still respect your opinion about these beauties because your gardens prove you know what you're talking about. Your photos on your blog are always amazing.

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