Saturday, June 30, 2012
Mr. Lincoln Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybrid Tea Rose ‘Mr. Lincoln’
It is always fun to cover a classic here and this rose is one. ‘Mr. Lincoln’ grows with a typical hybrid tea form and can get a little tall and thin if left to its own devices. Overall the wonderful color and fragrance win the day for this rose. It can get diseased but is fairly resistance for one of the older roses in the garden. If you like red roses “Mr. Lincoln’ delivers a powerful punch.
Type: Hybrid Tea
Introduction: 1965, Conrad Pyle Roses (Star)
Petal Count: 35
Fragrance: Yes, strong
Parentage: Chrysler Imperial (Hybrid Tea, 1952) × Charles Mallerin (Hybrid Tea, before 1947)
Antirrhinum majus 'Rocket Mix'
This little gaggle of snapdragons was fun to see. This flower seems to be making a resurgence despite some urban legends about its cultivation. I have to admit I was surprised to see it blooming so nicely after all the heat we have had. This is one of the taller types.