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Thanks to everyone who visited during our Open Garden Days in June!

For the remainder of Summer 2017 our garden in Freedom Township, Portage County, Ohio will be open by appointment only for those stopping by to purchase plants and/or books.

To schedule an appointment please call Peter on 330.296.2618.



Hard-to-Find Roses For Sale

Own-root roses propagated at Freedom Gardens. 1-gallon pots. $25 each.


ANNA DE DIESBACH (Lacharme 1858) 100 intricate petals, glowing pink hybrid perpetual

ANTIKE (Kordes 1988) crimson and cream with Old Garden form, climber or large shrub

ASCOT (Tantau 2008) shrub, like a red bomb peony all summer long

BANSHEE (c. 1773?) super tough light pink Old Garden Rose

BELLA DONNA (<1844) pink fragrant damask, very long spring bloom

BELLE ROSINE (Vibert 1829) dark pink gallica, well-formed blooms last when cut

BIBI MAIZOON (Austin 1989) classic free-blooming English rose

BLUSH HIP (1840) tender pink on a tough plant, the alba that acts like a gallica

CAPTAIN THOMAS (Thomas 1935) spectacular single-petaled yellow climbing hybrid tea

CARDINAL DE RICHELIEU (Parmentier 1840) gallica, purple before purple was cool

CENTENAIRE DE LOURDES (Delbard 1958) indestructible pink floribunda/shrub

CHARLES DE MILLS (<1746) gallica, what they called red back then, plant and stand back

COMPLICATA (Vibert 1835) gallica hybrid, simply one of the most beautiful single-petaleds

COMTESSE CECILE DE CHABRILLANT (Marest 1858) elegant pink hybrid perpetual

DREAM LAND (Schmitz 2015) very clean pink winter-hardy Kordes-like climber

DR JOHN DICKMAN (Bridges 2003) best purple/mauve mini-flora

ELINA (Dickson 1984) best yellow hybrid tea for northern Ohio

ELMSHORN (Kordes 1951) deep pink shrub, grows like it could have been introduced today

EUROPEAN TOUCH (vonKoss 1989) apricot hybrid tea, from our Queens-winning plant

FUNNY FACE (Lim  2004) healthy shrub, pink splashed on cream

GALLICANDY (Barden 2003) bubblegum pink, profuse, modern gallica

GOLDEN GATE (Kordes 2005) best yellow climber for northern Ohio

HART CRANE (Schneider 2010) purple single-petaled rugosa, a top exhibition classic shrub

HEINRICH KARSCH (Leenders 1927) cute, prolific mauve polyantha

HIROSHIMA'S CHILDREN (Harkness 1985) 'Peace' reimagined as a floribunda

INDIGO (Laffay 1830) compact constant-blooming purple Portland

ILLUSION (Kordes 1961) classic red Kordesii climber, blooms heavily all summer

JAMES MASON (Beales 1982) blood red modern gallica for hedge or back of border

KEAN (1820?) purple pink gallica, recommended to all who dislike complicated OGR names

KIT DELAHANTY (Delahanty 2008) deep pink modern bourbon

LOUIS VAN TYLE (<1846) opulent lavender pink gallica, wider than tall

LOYAL FRIEND (Gardner 2001) the elusive single-petaled white mini-flora

MME BOLL (Boll 1859) pure light pink, compact, ever-blooming portland

MECENE (Vibert 1845) compact gallica, white stripes running out of deep pink petals

MEIN SCHONER GARTEN (Kordes 1997) tall, healthy, pure pink shrub

MELANIE WALDOR (Moreau 1865) very rare moss, fluffy mauve pink blooms

MORGENROT (Kordes 1985) startling bright red single-petaled compact shrub

MORNING BLUSH (Sievers 1988) white with red, the only bicolor hybrid alba

PAROLE (Kordes 2002) deep pink hybrid tea; huge blooms, huge fragrance

PEARL DRIFT (LeGrice 1981) glistening blooms and foliage, wider than tall

PHYLLIS BIDE (Bide 1923) yellow-apricot climbing (modestly) polyantha

PINK PAVEMENT  (Baum 1991) rugged deep pink hybrid rugosa

PINK ROADRUNER (Uhll 2003) vigorous single-petaled hybrid rugosa

PINK ROBIN (Lens 1992) rare R. helenae hybrid, tall and profuse

PINK SURPRISE (Lens 1987) saucer-size single-petaled light pink blooms

PRAIRIE JOY (Collicutt 1990) very healthy clear pink upright shrub

RIPPLES (LeGrice 1971) classic semi-double mauve floribunda

R. ARKANSANA 'PEPPERMINT' pink dapples and stripes, top exhibition species

R. PALUSTRIS the Swamp Rose, pink single, perfectly happy with wet feet

SHOGUN (Tantau 2000) climber with elegant cherry red/pale gold blooms

SUZANNE (Skinner 1949) coral pink hybrid spinosissima; super cold-hardy

THERESE BUGNET (Bugnet 1950) fragrant, very double indestructible rugosa

VATER RHEIN (Keise 1922) spectacular crimson blooms on compact bush

VIOLACEE (Soupert & Notting 1876) startling deep purple moss rose

VIOLINA (Tantau 1998) vigorous, healthy, silvery pink hybrid tea

WICHMOSS (Barbier 1911) the iconic mossed rambler, light pink, now quite rare

WILLIAM BAFFIN (Svejda 1983) pink; most winter hardy repeating climber

WILLIAM LOBB (Laffay 1855) velvety crimson-mauve moss rose



Paul Jerabek Introductions For Sale

Own-root roses propagated at Freedom Gardens. 1-gallon pots. $20 each.


AUNT RUTH red/white semi-double climber, trophies at national shows

CHATEAU DE VAIR 93 exuberant cerise/white polyantha, trophies at district shows

JUSTINE MEE LIFF free-blooming pink grandiflora

LORI bright orange-red climber

OUR PEARL climber, white with pink edge

PATRICIA C OPPMAN floribunda, white with hint of yellow

PAULSPRIDE lovely pastel yellow and pink climber

WOMEN IN MILITARY bright red shrub, vigorous and healthy

ZENAITTA superb orange-red polyantha for exhibition and garden


We feature Paul Jerabek's roses but also have an excellent selection of modern hybrid teas, floribundas and shrubs from other rose breeders--all proven winter hardy in this climate--on our $20 sale tables.



Rare and Choice Lilacs For Sale

Own-root lilacs propagated at Freedom Gardens. 1-, 3- and 5-gallon pots. $25 each.


ANABELLE pink, earliest to bloom

AVALANCHE white, tall, Fiala introduction

BETSY ROSS white, bushy, healthy

CATAWBA free-blooming bright pink

CROIX DE BRAHY rare heirloom pink, wide habit

KINGSVILLE blue, free-blooming

KOSMOS stunning purple, Communist lilac

LILAC SUNDAY lavender, superb garden plant, long bloom period

LOIS UTLEY pink/lavender, Fiala introduction

MAIDEN'S BLUSH pink, healthy, early to bloom

MARIE FRANCES best pink, compact habit, Fiala introduction

NADEZHDA double blue/lilac, Communist lilac

ST JOAN double white, elegant, compact, one of the rare Rowancroft lilacs

YANKEE DOODLE soft violet, free blooming



Rose/lilac availability list updated 17 July 2017.