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'Mister Lincoln' rose References
Book  (2008)  Page(s) 69.  Includes photo(s).
Robert B. Martin Jr., Escondido, CA. Ten Roses for the Garden.
Mr. Lincoln ....
Website/Catalog  (2008)  Page(s) 15.  Includes photo(s).
Article (newsletter)  (Mar 1998)  Page(s) 6.  
A rose doesn't have to be new to be good, or to win. 'Mister Lincoln' was introduced in 1964, and 'Royal Highness' in 1963. They still find their way to the show bench because when they're good, they can be very, very good. That is, they meet the standards by which roses should be judged. This is particularly true of 'Royal Highness', and less often, but still occasionally, for 'Mister Lincoln'. With the latter, you have the advantage that on show day if you have a good 'Mister Lincoln' -- but one not good enough to win Queen -- you can always enter it in the Most Fragrant class. It often wins there.
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 290.  Includes photo(s).
Mister Lincoln Large-flowered. Herbert Swim and O.L. Weeks were the raisers. Description... one of the world's favorite red roses for nearly thirty years. Parentage: 'Chrysler Imperial' x 'Charles Mallerin'
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 385.  
Mister Lincoln® Hybrid Tea, dark red, 1964, 'Chrysler Imperial' x 'Charles Mallerin'; Swim & Weeks. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 198.  Includes photo(s).
Mister Lincoln Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: 'Chrysler Imperial' x 'Charles Mallerin'. USA 1964. Description... One of the most internationally popular of all roses, greatly prized as a cut flower... flowers: red, very fragrant...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 106.  
The seeds for 'Mister Lincoln' -- a cross of two famous reds, 'Chrysler Imperial' and 'Charles Mallerin' -- were thought to have died in a refrigeration accident. Somehow they survived. Among the roses produced from these seeds in 1964 were two of the finest reds ever, 'Oklahoma' and 'Mister Lincoln'... Herb Swim wrote that he did not notice the original plant, which was growing at the end of a seedling row, until it was about six feet tall. It had fifty flowers on it in various stages of maturity, and he always remembered the thrill it gave him... Years later, Swim told me that of all the roses he bred, 'Mister Lincoln' gave him the greatest satisfaction...
Book  (May 1992)  Page(s) 394.  
Mister Lincoln Hybrid Tea. Swim (USA) 1964... Dark red...
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 289.  
Still regarded as one of the best red roses. Flowers: do not burn in the sun easily, fragrant, 4- to 5 1/2-inch, 30 to 40 petals and long stems for cutting. 5- to 6-foot plants.
Book  (1990)  Page(s) 61.  
Ted Phillips, Rosanna, Victoria.  Some of the Darker Reds and Others.  
Mister Lincoln Reputedly a sister seedling to 'Oklahoma'. This is probably the best dark red we have. The dark red base colour has a fiery red overlay which fades very slowly. The perfume is a long lasting heavy damask type. (Who says you cannot have the damask type perfume and a strong stem?).  The plant is really too tall, but it gives huge quantities of flowers of superb form which is rather fleeting. Makes a wonderful bunch of full bloom if picked at perfect exhibition stage the evening before the show.
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