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'Mister Lincoln' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 124-559
most recent 25 DEC 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 DEC 20 by Cambridgelad
Inttoduced by the Wheatcroft Brothers in 1964.

NRS Annual 1964 p177
Discussion id : 121-991
most recent 4 JUN 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 JUN 20 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 20 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 WI
Informational Heirloom Roses lists Mister Lincoln as zone 5 (-20° to -10°) with an ARS score of 8.3.
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