Friday, June 3, 2011
We were expecting Mister Lincoln
This one is the only one I bought on purpose; that is I had no preference re: the looks (color, size), style (climbing, shrub) etc. when it came to the others. This was the one I wanted; the others were extras in one of those buy one get five free giveaways.
I have always loved the rose Miser Lincoln. I love the name, I love the look & we even hit the planet around the same time (Mister Lincoln had his big debut the year before I was born). I was all set for a feathery, bushy, not-too-flowery rose bush. & that is what I got, but this sure is not Mister Lincoln. Who this blush beauty is I don't know, but tall & red with strong fragrance it ain't.
Also not what they seem is a Joseph's Coat that shows every sign of being a small shrub rose (not climbing, not large) & small shrub rose that shows every sign of climbing, but is not, alas Joseph's Coat.
For now, I guess I will leave them where they are until I am certain how they are going to behave; I cannot put them thru another planting this season & expect much in the way of blooms (clues) anyhow.