Victoria Lincoln

In 1931, Saunders reported its coloration as “very near ‘Hope’ but lighter.”  My plant is very young and so far it has only produced single flowers with about 10 petals and a somewhat irregular shape.  However, the APS website states “double when established” so I think I will see a different flower form in the future.

This flower looks very similar to my ‘Lotus Bloom’ which comes from the same cross so I need to look at these two more closely in the future to determine if they are truly different plants.

Cultivar: Victoria Lincoln
Year: 1938
Seedling No: 3729. Page 158 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 8A: ‘Otto Froebel’ X lactiflora
Flower: Color: rose pink with white flares on reverse
Form: registered as double, so far mine is single, about 10 petals, fringed, somewhat irregular
Blooms: Week 4
Carpels: 4, green (agrees with Silvia Saunders’ notebook but Wister says white)
Stigmas: red
Disc: white, conspicuous
Stamens: filaments very light yellow, stamens sparse
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: light green, red stems
Foliage form: narrow
Height: 27″ in 2022
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Rare