>Bloom Week – Thursday – "Mr. Lincoln" – Hybrid Tea

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One of the most beloved Hybrid Tea roses of all time is Mr. Lincoln.

Mr. Lincoln, was introduced the year I was born (coincidence, I’m sure) in1965

and quickly became an All American Rose Selections winner.

Just like its name sake, this rose will grow very tall if you let it. I only pruned this rose waist high and it has already ascended to the fence top! Current ARS rating: 8.3 (Very good to excellent) I would recommend this rose without hesitation
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5 Responses to >Bloom Week – Thursday – "Mr. Lincoln" – Hybrid Tea

  1. >Now I miss my Mr. Lincoln! After a dozen years my grafted plant was suckering badly and had a huge graft wood, so out he went last fall. Truly a spectacular rose is he. Thanks for reminding me that I MUST replace him with an own-root version soon.Sandra

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  2. Lona says:

    >So pretty. I always thought Mr. Lincoln was a deeper red color. These plant catalogs can be a little deceiving.

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    • Kelly says:

      I am also surprised by the light colour! My beloved Mr. Lincoln is a bright blood red with enormous flowers. It’s my favourite rose of all time; the fragrance, the colour, the height, it’s perfect. You have beautiful photography of your roses; happy growing!

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  3. Katydid says:

    >Mr. Lincoln is my favorite rose. I am waiting for mine to bloom any day now. Thanks for honoring this rose.Kelly

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