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'Souvenir du Président Lincoln' rose Description
'Souvenir du Président Lincoln (bourbon, Moreau-Robert 1865)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Karin Lundberg
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Dark red Bourbon.
Origin:
Bred by Moreau-Robert (France, 1865).
Class:
Bourbon.  
Bloom:
Crimson, darker shading.  Strong fragrance.  80 petals.  Medium, very full (41+ petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  
Notes:
Moreau-Robert named this rose to honor President Lincoln in the year of his death... the old-fashioned blooms are a bright rose red.
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 and was assasinated April 15, 1865.

The pink-lilac rose in commerce, is not the original crimson red, shaded black version.
 
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