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Spring Hill Nurseries Choice of "Mister Lincoln" or "Double Delight" Tree Rose

Roses fit nicely in the landscape category as they produce an abundance of blooms and color over many years. Because of this, they are considered "The Perfect Garden Plant." Simply choose according to your circumstances. Roses require six or more hours of direct sun per day and a fertile, reasonably moist soil.

  • "Mister Lincoln" - classic red rose
  • "Double Delight" - pale pink which matures to a soft yellow highlighted with strawberry red edges

Please note: Item ships at the appropriate time for planting in your area. Please click here to view the hardiness zone map and corresponding shipment date per zone.

This item cannot ship to AK, HI, PR, VI or Guam for hardiness zone restrictions.

About "Mister Lincoln":
One of the all time classic red roses. Exceptional color, lines and adaptability to many regions qualify this as the finest red hybrid tea of all time. Grown virtually everywhere. Does have a tendency to 'blue', that is, turn purplish in the sun. It has a wonderful fragrance. One the All America Rose Selection Award in 1965.

About "Double Delight":
This American favorite is a real beauty to behold. Besides receiving many, many awards, Double Delight became an AARS winner in 1977; the Rome Gold Medal-1976; 1977 GM-Baden-Baden; ARS 1986; 1985 James Alexander Gamble Fragrance Award and the WFRS Hall of Fame-1985 (World's Favorite Rose). It is as popular today, as then. Here's an instance where a picture is worth a thousand words.

  • Plant Type:
    Perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-10
    Treat as Annual in Zones 3 & Below
  • Plant Form: Dormant 36" bare-root tree rose
  • Sun/Shade Requirements: Partial to full sun
  • Planting Distance: In-ground 5-10' apart
  • Full Maturity: One year
  • Height at Maturity: 3-1/2' the first year; 4-5' or more by the 2nd year
  • Spread at Maturity: 3-4' head span
  • Bloom Period: Early summer to frost
  • Watering Needs: Keep soil moist for the first year

Please see the above Planting & Care tab for further planting instructions and plant care info.

Click here to view Spring Hill's in-depth growing guide.

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1) Dig a hole large enough to give the roots plenty of room, with a few inches of space beyond the root tips and the sides of the hole.

2) Build a mound of soil in the bottom of the hole and spread the roots in a natural position atop the mound. Position the plant so that the previous soil line will be even with ground level. For tree roses the "knot" at the base of the stem is the "bud union" and it should be at or 2-3" below ground level.

3) Once the plant is positioned at the proper planting depth, begin filll the hole with soil. Work the soil around the roots with your hands.

4) When the hole is half filled, tamp the soil to remove any air pockets. Fill the planting hole with water and let it soak in. Straighten the plant in the hole and finish filling with soil.

5) Form a "saucer" of soil around the edges of the planting hole and fill it with water. To assist the roots in getting anchored, be sure to stake the tree. This will also maintain upper balance so that the trunk will continue to grow straight.

Roses are heavy feeders, especially when in active growth and bloom. We recommend feeding with appropriate plant food. Apply at a rate of 5 lbs per 100 square feet of garden. It is also for use on seeded plantings. After the seeds have emerged, broadcast our general purpose over the desired area at above rate and incorporate into the soil.

Roses like a loose soil surface so that water can penetrate easily to their roots. Cultivate just deep enough to keep the soil loose and free of weeds.

Apply a 2-4" layer of shredded bark, compost or other organic mulch around your plants to promote moisture retention, maintain even soil temperatures, and to discourage weed growth.

Keep the area around your plants free of weeds. Weeds compete with all plants for food, water and light. Walk around the garden periodically and pull weeds, including the roots as soon as you see them. Mulch also assists in keeping weeds down.

Improves the size, quality, and color of blooms and maintains a healthy, happy plant for many years. Remove spent blossoms to promote additional blooming. Pinch or cut-off the blooms when they have faded, but leave as much foliage as possible. Keep the center of any bush open for air circulation by pruning off inner branches and any that are damaged or unsightly.

Add 1 tablespoon of general purpose to the soil in hole and mix thoroughly before planting the transplant. Scratch fertilizer at above rate into surface once they start flowering/fruiting. For existing garden, broadcast around existing plants and incorporate into soil at the above rate. Apply at the beginning of growing season and again when plants start to bear vegetables.

Containerized plants: If you move your containerized plant to an unheated protected area over winter be sure to give it a good watering once every 7 to 10 days. Moving the container to the south side of your foundation will also provide extra winter protection. In some instances this increases plant hardiness by one full planting zone, sometimes two. If you move your containerized plant to an unheated protected area over winter be sure to give it a good watering once every 7 to 10 days.

As soon as the weather warms up in the spring remove any straw, burlap or soil from in-ground plantings. At the same time be sure to prune off any dead wood. This is also the right time to bring any containerized plant back out into the garden.