One of my Mister Lincolns has the ideal spot for such a rose - it is
planted against a fence which, in that spot, climbs steeply up a hill,
and where it provides the very first glimpse of my rose garden from the
fence side. The fence is five feet tall and made of widely spaced
horizontal boards. As one approaches the garden, Mister Lincoln towers
over the fence and is often loaded with eye-catching red blooms. From
the garden side, the bare legs are completely hidden by Eyepaint,
Teasing Georgia and Linda Cambell.
The Mister Lincoln rose gives me three good flushes per year and though there are
some sleepy periods between flushes, when it is blooming it is a most
dramatic and pleasing entry plant. It is a classic Hybrid Tea which
gives me great measures of pleasure.