Thank you dear readers for your generous and encouraging comments to my posts. I started this blog to promote my pillow making business, but I also wanted it to be informative, interesting and delightful to read. I seem to have taken a slight turn away from promotion, but there are times when one must follow the heart. So I will try to continue to write blogs I hope are of interest to us– and hopefully even better. In the meantime, I just wanted to say thank you –and offer you my favorite hybrid tea rose: Mr. Lincoln.
Described by All About Rose Gardening.com, Mr. Lincoln
produces beautiful, velvety red, Hybrid Tea Roses. This Presidential rose, is the landmark in red roses.Developed in 1964 by Swim & Weeks
These Hybrid roses have fully double, Hybrid Tea form flowers. They are a rich velvet red color, that acquire a bit of a blue tinge as they age.
The deep red texture is almost unbelievable. You have to run your fingers across the smooth petals to acknowledge the beauty of these exhibition form flowers.
The petals of these red rose bushes do not burn in the sun as easily as some other red roses.
If the lovely red color isn’t enough to wow you, the fragrance will amaze you! It has a powerful Damask smell, reminiscent of old garden roses, that seduces the senses.
The Mister Lincoln Rose is a vigorous grower. It grows upright to 4-6 feet, depending on your location.
The foliage is dark green, leathery, matte.
Mr. Lincoln flowers are produced on long cutting stems, giving you plenty of bouquets to bring inside.
For a Hybrid Tea rose, this one is very disease resistant.
Setting a milestone in the history of red roses, Mr. Lincoln has withstood the test of time, as it is still regarded as one of the best red roses.
These red rose bushes, have better than average hardiness.
hardy zones 5-10
(this is one that if you really want to try your hand at growing a Hybrid Tea, and you live in a zone colder than say 6, (and you really love this red rose, I say -Try it- but plant it deeper than you should, and give it plenty of winter protection!)
This rose bush is stunning in the garden. It works really well in the back of the border.
I’ll always remember the first Mr. Lincoln rose given to me by a coworker from her garden. It was a gift that became an imprint on my mind and in my heart. It was many, many years later when I finally bought my own Mr. Lincoln and planted it in my garden. I cherished Mr. Lincoln so much that I dug it up when I sold the house; put it in a pot in the back of my car; and drove over 800 miles to replant it in my new location. Unfortunately, my Mr. Lincoln ended sadly along with my two-year misadventure in Florida. But I am an optimist. I plan to look for another Mr. Lincoln to thrive along with me in North Carolina.