Thursday 11 January 2018


Bred by Swim & Weeks, USA, 1964 this very tall growing rose to 1.8 metres should be planted at the back of the rose bed where it will shine over and above all the roses and the breath-taking fragrance will still be enjoyed. Mr. Lincoln has retained its popularity over the years because it is just so reliable a performer with very tough, leathery foliage, especially loving the heat.

As with most dark red roses, Mr. Lincoln has very sharp thorns and produces huge, thick watershoots which should be pruned with loppers rather than secateurs. The dark red blooms are very high-centred and the petals have incredible substance and when fading, take a rather dark purple hue. This rose is ideal for the vase and one bush will produce many magnificent long, strong stems – have the de-thorner handy when working with this rose!

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. Hello, beautiful rose and photo. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  2. Nice photo, glad to see roses at this time.
    Greetings from Germany

  3. How fine for those of us in northern climates to see flowers this time of year. Lovely rose.

  4. Wow! Such a deep, deep color!


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