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'Mister Lincoln' rose Reviews & Comments
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.
Discussion id : 112-112
most recent 11 JUL 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 JUL 18 by jeffbee
one of my favorite.
deep red(without purple tone) velvety petals, the petal count is acceptable(not many)
strong fragrance, the fragrance is like nectarine+strawberry+plum+lemon, with is sour-sweet toned, making your mouth waters.
I think what makes Mr.L stand out is its shape. the proportion is so good that it needs little human intervention. it does not grow too tall, it does not grow too dense on the one side while loose on the other side, the whole plant is so well balanced, with upright branches supporting the upright buds and flowers.(unlike the nodding austins)
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