'Souvenir du Président Lincoln' rose Description
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Crimson, darker shading. Strong fragrance. 80 petals. Medium, very full (41+ petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).
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.