Mister Lincoln is a vigorous grower with a long bloom season (early summer to mid-fall) 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 6 feet with a width of 3 feet, creating a display like no other. It performs best in medium-moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained loam in full sun. A favorite among discerning gardeners for generations, it is a splendid addition to any setting.
It should be pruned in the spring, to half height or 18-20 inches above the ground, with the removal of old canes and deadwood. Cut back canes that cross each other. Gardeners in warmer climates will want to cut the remaining canes.