>Fall Blooms – Mr. Lincoln


The end of summer in Alabama is always a welcome relief.
The endless days of 90 + degree weather kinda gets to ya after a while.
With the cooler temps comes some of the most magnificent blooms of the year.
I was afraid I had lost this rose after our harsh winter, it died back to just one cane.
True to its resilient nature, it has bounced back.
As you can see, one cane now stands over 5 ft. tall.
This hybrid tea was introduced the year I was born, 1965.
It was produced as the result of a cross between
Chrysler Imperial x Charles Mallerin.
It is said to be hardy from zones 5a – 10b, and is known to grow up to almost 7′ tall!
This rose has a very nice tea rose fragrance.

About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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2 Responses to >Fall Blooms – Mr. Lincoln

  1. Jim says:

    >You have taken me back to the 70's, Mr. Lincoln was the first rose I ever planted in South Florida. I can still remember the fabulous fragrance. Beautiful photograph.


  2. Katydid says:

    >Mr. Lincoln was one of my first roses too. The fragrance is intoxicating! I had one in the city for about 5 years and when we moved to the country 3 years ago Mr. Lincoln came with us. I am under 5 ft tall and sure wish I could sniff that bloom way up there on top. hehe! Your picture is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!Kelly


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