Thursday, 25 February 2016

MR LINCOLN ROSE

Rosa 'Mister Lincoln' is a large flowered (hybrid tea) bush rose introduced in 1964. (AARS 1965). It is a tall red rose is renowned for its strong fragrance (in still air it can be detected up to 3 metres away) and its deep, red colour. It grows to about 1.2 metres high and 1 metre across. The leaves are matt dark green. The buds are deep red and open up into large, velvety red, double blossoms. It has typically around 30 to 35 petals per flower. It is a vigorous plant that performs well in all climates. Mister Lincoln is hardy to zone 5-9.

Mister Lincoln is a very hardy rosebush and survives in many areas with cold winters and hot summers. The only disease problems this rose has had for me comes from powdery mildew. But I’ve easily controlled the issue thanks to a fungicide. And truly, the splendour and overall hardiness of this fantastic rose outweighs any disease problems!

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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    1. Friends meet friends of the new week has opened! P.

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  2. That looks like the perfect rose. I would love to wander through your garden and smell its perfume.

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  3. What a rich, deep red rose. It is absolutely beautiful and I bet it smells wonderful. What a lovely flower to have in your garden.

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  4. This is one of my favorite roses...the fragrance of Mr. Lincoln roses is outstanding.

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