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'Mister Lincoln' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 121-991
most recent 4 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 JUN by Dextermom
Mr. L is possibly my favorite rose. So when we moved to a place with a garden, I was ecstatic to order one from a super dependable source. We live in HZ 6b. I gave it the sunniest spot, dug a huge hole and backfilled with the most tea-rose friendly soil mix available, rich, loamy, and well draining. First year? Of course, not much. A sprinkling of blooms. Second year? Hoping for better. It started leafing out, but Then we heard a late frost was coming. Wrapped it well in burlap, and mulched a bit beneath, just for a couple of days until frost danger passed. It continued to leaf out for a couple of weeks, and I sighed in relief. Then, no warning, it stood still and declined. As a last ditch, I tried pruning the main cane by a couple of inches. Nope. It obviously Was unhappy and wanted out. At this point I suspect I will have to replace it with something hardy to zone 4. Slightly heartbroken, but what can you do?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 4 JUN by Give me caffeine
What can you do? How about trying one in a large pot, and sticking it under cover if the weather turns nasty? Bit of a rigmarole, but if it's your favourite and you really want one...

Obviously Lincoln is a fairly rambunctious sort of beastie and would prefer to have more room than a pot, but I think it would handle it as long as the pot was of a reasonable size (20-24" perhaps).
Discussion id : 115-072
most recent 24 JAN 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 JAN 19 by davyjns
My initial post on this rose needs update. Mr. Lincoln IS more prone to winter kill if it does not have sufficient winter protection. In a very cold winter a few years back mine perished (@ -7F?) but the other HTs by it did OK. It was in a relatively sheltered south side too. I haven't had ML for a few years now.... Thinking about another perhaps, as I really like this rose
It definitely has CLASSIC qualities like "Peace". The rich red is beautiful and the scent is GREAT. It does "blue" a bit after a while but not as much as "Chrysler Imperial".
Discussion id : 114-737
most recent 2 JAN 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 JAN 19 by Nola Z5a
Informational Heirloom Roses lists Mister Lincoln as zone 5 (-20° to -10°) with an ARS score of 8.3.
Discussion id : 112-826
most recent 31 AUG 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 AUG 18 by DLEverette_NC_Zone7b
Is it normal for the flowers to crisp in the sun? Every time it blooms, every bud that's opened on this bush was crisp by the end of the day. The weather has been hot and humid (low to mid 90s). The foliage shows no signs of heat stress and I've been watering regularly. The plant is in a 19in pot, grown on its own roots, and is in sun all day. I bought the plant this year. This also happens with Oklahoma, and Papa Meilland - all of which are in the same conditions.

Helpmefind has this rose rated as excellent for heat tolerance. Is it due to the all day sun? Or do they need to mature a little bit more?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 31 AUG 18 by Margaret Furness
As you've found, dark red roses tend to do this in hot climates. They'd be better off with afternoon shade.
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