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Tue Apr 28, 2015, 06:55 PM

I've just purchased a Mr. Lincoln Rose,

will pick it up in a few days. I have a ceramic container I had planned to use for a different rose, what didn't make it through the winter.

Thoughts on size/type of container I should use for Mr. Lincoln? The one I have isn't tall, and maybe 2 or so feet across.

http://myfolia.com/plants/157-rose-rosa/varieties/5997-mister-lincoln

Thanks

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Reply I've just purchased a Mr. Lincoln Rose, (Original post)
elleng Apr 2015 OP
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2015 #1
elleng Apr 2015 #2
LiberalEsto Apr 2015 #3
elleng Apr 2015 #4
LiberalEsto Apr 2015 #5
elleng Apr 2015 #6
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2015 #7
elleng Apr 2015 #8
LiberalEsto Apr 2015 #11
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2015 #13
elleng Apr 2015 #9
LiberalEsto Apr 2015 #10
elleng Apr 2015 #12
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2015 #14
FloriTexan May 2015 #15
elleng May 2015 #16
FloriTexan May 2015 #17

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 07:38 PM

1. Mr. Lincoln is a hybrid tea

they have taproots that go to china.
All except miniature roses need BIG and deep containers.
Bigger and deeper containers not only allow for root growth, they keep the soil from getting too hot and dry.
Plus, most hybrid teas like to be kept at 3-4 feet tall. Over time, their branches will get thick if cut back too severely, they need to branch out to produce good blooms.
A half whiskey barrel with dirt all the way to the top would be the smallest container I would consider.

Mr. Lincoln has a marvelous fragrance, you will like it.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 07:49 PM

2. Thanks, dixiegrrrrl!

Yes, it's the fragrance that drew me to it. A neighbor has a deep red, very fragrant rose, don't know what it is, the planter no longer lives there, and I've tried to find something similar.

Will look for another container for this one, I think. Haven't seen any whiskey barrels around, and I understand when available, they're very expensive, but who knows?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 08:18 PM

3. I had a Mr. Lincoln for many years

 

It is a gorgeous, amazingly fragrant rose.

Unfortunately it succumbed to the brown stem canker that has been wrecking all my roses for the past few years.

I tried planting another one, and a late cold snap in April of last spring or the spring before (can't remember) killed it. Did some reading and discovered that Mr. Lincoln is especially vulnerable to late-spring cold.

Protect your new rose if there is a forecast for a chilly night. Bring it inside overnight if need be.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 08:23 PM

4. HAPPY to hear you had one, LibEst!

Won't be able to move it easily, no upper body strength around! WANT to place it near my front door where I can look at it all day, and pass by and smell it, subject to fairly frequent winds, but do have a 2/3 enclosed (with shrubbery) patio where I can put it. What to do? What to do???

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 08:55 PM

5. Here is some info that I just found online

 

The past two winters have been colder than normal in Maryland.

http://ourgardengang.tripod.com/winterizeroses.htm

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 08:58 PM

6. THANKS!

Yes, killed my 'baby' rose, but my David Austin's doing well.

and we're subject to winds, at river/creek, so moved mine to protected patio.

Will send a pic of the options tomorrow.


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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 10:03 PM

7. We live in a supposedly "semi-tropical" climate

but
the last 2 winters have brought weeks at a time of below freezing temps. So I have had to protect my roses. I put an empty bucket over them.
Weather is too unpredictable of late.
It is not the expense of the rose so much that I hate losing, it is the loss of time if I had to replace it, since it takes a year or 2 for them to become fully productive.

btw...this year I got David Austin's "Tamora". Very strong "tropical" fragrance, they call it. I call it "fruity" with citrus notes. It is a good container rose, I have it on the back deck. Beautiful to look at.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 12:34 AM

8. Thanks, dixiegrrrrl. Will consult this for next winter.

NOT sub-tropical here in southern MD, but not usually as difficult as this past winter.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 02:03 PM

11. That is stunning! nt

 

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 02:36 PM

13. Be careful......I have been known to spend days drooling over "rose porn".

Roses can be quite addictive, I find.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 01:24 PM

9. Here are options for placement:

patio:

front door, @ river:

Front door = occasionally windy, but can move it in fall/winter. Really would like to have it at front door, will smell it whenever I go in/out, and can watch it from my living room.

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 02:03 PM

10. Roses do need full sun

 

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Does the front door get sun most of the day?

Just discovered I lost two more of my favorite roses, Perfume Delight and Fragrant Cloud.

Six or seven years ago I had the most beautiful rose garden. I don't think I'm going to bother planting any more new roses. Even my four Red Knockouts have brown stem canker, as do the pink William Baffin climbers. The Chrysler Imperial, Frau Karl Druschkii and Tropicana are hanging on by a thread. Only the two Queen Elizabeths, the pink Bonica and the Hansa seem to be doing halfway okay despite the brown stem. I suppose if I used commercial fungicides and pesticides they would be in better shape, but we have two dogs and two cats and a personal commitment to keeping an organic yard.

sigh

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 02:14 PM

12. Both spots get full sun 6+- hours a day.

My David Austin Alnwick rose did very well around the corner from front door last 'season,' and I moved it to patio for the winter and its doing beautifully now, LOTS of new growth. About to feed it.

I'm SO sorry about your problems. My roses are in containers, fwiw.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 02:46 PM

14. I am SO sorry you lost those roses.

I know them all, and salute your choices.
Have not heard of brown stem canker, which means it will probably show up here....lol.
Fortunately the roses are in areas that the dog does not go to.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2015, 05:45 PM

15. I planted Mr. Lincoln in the ground this weekend too...

He was a gift that my neighbor rescued for $2. I bought a Camelot for $1 and its one of the best roses I've ever had. I love plant rescues! Enjoy Mr. Lincoln.

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Response to FloriTexan (Reply #15)

Mon May 4, 2015, 05:50 PM

16. How great that you have those 2,

and AMAZING prices!

May repot mine next week; now watching and watering. How tall is your Mr. Lincoln? Mine is 3-4 feet.

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Response to elleng (Reply #16)

Thu May 7, 2015, 06:12 PM

17. Its a baby...so only about a foot ;)

I also have Don Juan climbing over my fence (lol).

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