Stately and charismatic, exactly what a rose named for a president should be.
Impeccable breeding that is still the number one red rose in America. Mister Lincoln produces huge, velvety deep red blooms with an intoxicating fruity fragrance. The blooms are lush and full with a petal count of 35. Once you have this unbeatable rose bush blooming in your yard, youíll know exactly why rose critics give such a high score.
Mister Lincoln won the coveted AARS award from the rose society in 1965.
The heavily scented, prolific blooming tea rose has never lost popularity. Itís easy to see why it is in greater demand today than when it stole the show so many years ago. The blooms are a decadent shade of true red so highly sought after for landscape and garden roses. Blooms measuring 4Ē across start appearing in May and reblooming occurs throughout the summer.
Hybrid tea roses will tolerate a bit of light shade.
For best blooming performance and increased disease resistance, youíll want to plant the impressive Mister Lincoln rose in full sun. These rose shrubs prefer moderately moist soil with good drainage but tolerate periods of drought once established. Roses tend to easily adapt to many types of soils, but do make sure to allow good drainage for best vigor and health. In heavy clay, you may want to plant your roses in a raised bed if amending the soil too difficult.
Youíll love the beauty and fragrance of the red tea rose no breeder can beat.
Itís hard to improve a plant that is perfection itself. Homeowners in most states will be able to grow Mister Lincoln Hybrid Tea. The shrub is naturally tall but narrow, so choose a space where you can let it perform at the height of its glory. Make sure to find a spot where you and your visitors can enjoy the fruity scented blooms near by. This is a rose that everyone should grow as a single accent or a stunning high impact hedge.