Mister Lincoln Hybrid Tea Rose

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Considered by Many to Be the Best Red Rose Ever

All-America Rose Selections (AARS) Winner 1965

Many rose experts consider Mister Lincoln the best red rose ever. The urn-shaped, rich-maroon buds open their velvety petals to form perfect 4- to 6-inch, high-centered, fully double flowers, comprised of 25 to 40 petals of a lively red that will sometimes turn to a gorgeous purple if bathed in lots of sun. Boasting a strong melon fragrance, the long-lasting flowers are freely produced on long stems, perfect for cutting and exhibition.

Mister Lincoln is a vigorous grower with a long bloom season and fine adaptability to adverse weather conditions, including heat. It has an attractive tall, upright habit of dark green, leathery foliage that makes a wonderful backdrop for the blossoms. This hybrid tea reaches an impressive height of 4 to 6 feet with a width of 2 to 3 feet, creating a display like no other. It performs best in sunny locations with medium-moist, slightly acidic, well-draining loam. A favorite among discerning gardeners for generations, it is a splendid addition to any setting.

Mister Lincoln should be pruned in the spring, to half height or 18 to 20 inches above the ground, with the removal of old canes and dead wood. Cut back canes that cross each other. Gardeners in warmer climates will want to cut the remaining canes.

NOTE: Tree and patio roses are hardy to Zone 6 regardless of the rose variety grafted to their tops.

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Genus Rosa
Species hybrid
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 6 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 4 in - 6 in
Petal Count 40
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Red
Bud Shape Urn
Flower Shape High-centered
Foliage Color Dark Green, Leathery
Fragrance Melon, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

Based on 14 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 24, 2020

Red all the way!!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful, hearty rose. I bought 3 for my front courtyard, and they don't disappoint. Beautiful, rich red color.

Victoria Fionna from AZ
December 03, 2019

heavenly scent and very shapely flowers

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is a very beautiful rose with strong beautiful scent and the flowers have a beautiful shaped flowers. the only negative thing about this rose is that it doesn't tolerate heat well. The flowers wilt and burn easily.

Ivanka708 from CA
November 21, 2017

Over 25 years now

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Mr. Lincoln was the first rose I purchased, that was over 25 years ago. This rose has lived through the toughest summers and highest humidity Alabama has to offer.

Douglas Tucker from AL
June 10, 2017

Beginning to Show Green

This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

This plant arrived along with two other roses. Niether of the other two have shown any growth at all. This plant has some green leaves, but no blooms yet. Will update later, if any changes. Previously posted, yet don't believe J&P will show any negative posts, only positive ones.

Mike from TX
June 06, 2017

Mister Lincoln, tall and noble

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is it, the standard by which all other roses will be judged. I planted my first Mister Lincoln from Home Depot over 20 years ago, and it has never failed. Its stems are now nearly two inches wide near the bottom and the plant reaches over seven feet high, all in a backyard patch in Brooklyn, NY. The fragrance is dizzying and it is the most beautiful flower on the planet. The joy you will get from this rose far exceeds the price and effort of maintenance. Don't hesitate, enjoy it.

Jack B. from NY

Choosing Your Roses

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
Own root Bare root Roses

Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.


All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.


Container Roses

Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.


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Jackson & Perkins is one of the most recognized names in the gardening industry. In fact, for decades rose lovers have considered Jackson & Perkins synonymous with great roses. How has Jackson & Perkins earned this reputation? Simple, for over 100 years we have brought our customers the world's finest selection of roses.

Jackson & Perkins became a leader in the world of roses by producing dozens of award-winning roses. Jackson & Perkins has won more All-America Rose Selection awards than any other US company. In addition to the AARS awards, Jackson & Perkins has won numerous other awards, including the coveted Golden Rose of The Hague and the Royal National Rose Society’s President’s International trophy, among others.

From seed to market a new garden rose can take 8 to 10 years to develop. Every year, thousands of seedlings are grown but only a handful are selected to move into the trial phase. During this time, potential new roses are grown and evaluated in different climatic regions of the country. Our rosarians are looking for rose bushes that have stronger disease resistance, vigorous growth habits, and clean healthy foliage. When it comes to blooms, they are looking for improved flower form, unique colors, and strong fragrance.

Today Jackson & Perkins offers over 200 varieties of roses that includes a broad selection of exclusive roses, historical favorites, and innovative genetics from hybridizers around the world. We have two seasons each year for roses. In the spring, we offer bare root rose bushes, bare root 36” trees, 24” patio trees, and container grown roses. Our fall season is all bush roses, and they are available in 2QT and 1GL containers.

Whether you are new to roses or are an experienced rosarian, our online store has rose varieties for you. Our website is packed with information. You will find each rose fully described and lots of articles and videos that will help answer all your questions. Our call center staff have decades of experience and are just a phone call away.

Jackson & Perkins is here to help you in every way on your rose-growing journey.  There is no other plant in the garden that comes in more colors, fragrances, shapes, or forms, or performs as many functions than roses do.


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