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Belonging to the Rosa genus (Rosa 'Mister Lincoln'), Mister Lincoln is a variety of Rose. Mister Lincoln is a patented hybrid variety. Blooms typically mature to a diameter of 12.0 cm (4.68 inches imperial) and produce a tea and Damask fragrance, whilst displaying in these approximate colours:   Dark red and   Boston University Red and   Venetian red. Leaves appear approximately as a   Bottle green and   Celadon Green colour.

Mr Lincoln produces extremely fragrant, large dark-red flowers that open rapidly in the summer. The average bloom diameter is 4.75 inches (approx. 35 petals), and the foliage is quite leathery and dark.2

This rose has a strong growth habit, however is susceptible to blackspot.2 The velvety flowers are perfect for cut flowers.25

Mister Lincoln grows as a Perennial and is a Flower. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Mister Lincoln is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.00 metres (6.50 feet).

United States is believed to be where Mister Lincoln originates from.

Mister Lincoln Rose needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Mister Lincoln have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Mister Lincoln

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

This is a very popular rose in Mediterranean style climates. 1

Heat tolerant. Susceptible to black spot.Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). In spring remove old, dead or diseased canes, and canes that cross. Then prune remaining canes by 1/3 or more. Requires spring freeze protection. 2

A partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Mister Lincoln is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Mister Lincoln in loamy soil with a ph of between 4.5 and 8.0 is ideal for as it does best in moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Mister Lincoln from seed

As a hybrid variety, this plant will not reliably grow true to type from seed.

Transplanting Mister Lincoln

Growth is extremely vigorous, making ‘Mister Lincoln’ unsuitable for bedding but superb for the back row of a rose bed. 1

As Mister Lincoln is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Mister Lincoln

Mister Lincoln Patent Information

Bred by Smith & Weeks (US) 1964. Chrysler Imperial x Charles Mallerin.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1965 as ‘Mister Lincoln’.2
Plant patent PP 2,370.24 (expired)

Rose Mister Lincoln Etymology

Named after Abraham Lincoln (the 16th President of the United States).

Mister Lincoln folklore & trivia

Mr. Lincoln is the most popular red rose.35

Other Names for Rose 'Mister Lincoln'

Mr Lincoln


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