Mister Lincoln Hybrid Tea Rose

Mister Lincoln Hybrid Tea Rose

Considered by Many the Best Rose Ever!

Item # 45020

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Winner of an All-American Rose Selections award in 1965, many rose experts consider this the best red rose ever! Rich glowing maroon urn-shaped buds open their velvety petals to form perfect, high-centered, fully double, 4- to 6-inch flowers comprised of 25 - 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 (early summer to mid-fall) 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 8 feet with a width of 2 to 3 feet, creating a display like no other. It performs best in medium-moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained loam in full sun. A favorite among discerning gardeners for generations, it is a splendid addition to any setting.

It should be pruned in the spring, to half height or 18-20 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.