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Hard-to-find Roses & Lilacs for Sale in Pots


You are invited to enjoy all of the roses during our Open Garden Days, every Sunday in June. We have a superb crop of rose plants for sale this year, including many varieties not available from any other North American source. If you are looking for a hard-to-find rose not listed here, please ask. We have especially large collections of hybrid perpetuals, Austin roses and Kordes roses.  And we are delighted to offer an expanded selection of seldom seen lilacs, including the incredible Rochester, at the bottom of this page.



Hard-to-Find Roses For Sale

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

Roses can be purchased now for pickup at the garden here in Freedom Twp., Portage County, Ohio beginning in June or possible shipment. All roses are in very limited quantities. To purchase any of these plants please call Peter on 330.296.2618 or use the contact form on this website to confirm availability. We accept cash, checks, PayPal, and all major credit cards.


ALL OF THESE CULTIVARS & SPECIES ARE AVAILABLE NOW

ALOHA HAWAII (Kordes 2004) coral orange climber, healthy and winter-hardy

ALTISSIMO (Delbard 1966) climber; startling, large, single-petaled red blooms

ANNA DE DIESBACH (Lacharme 1858) in color, fragrance and form the perfect pink HP

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU (Kordes 2008) enormous crimson blooms, healthy shrub

ARDOISEE DE LYON (Damaizin 1858) strawberry sport of Baronne Prevost

BABY LOVE (Scrivens 1992) super-healthy shrublet, profuse, 5-petaled bright yellow

BADEN-BADEN (Kordes 1952) satiny crimson hybrid tea, profuse, incredibly fragrant

BALLERINA (Bentall 1937) classic pink blend hybrid musk, hydrangea-like clusters

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

BARONNE PREVOST (Desprez 1842) easiest, most rewarding pink hybrid perpetual

BASYE'S PURPLE (1968) unique shrub, single-petaled, purple inside and out

BELINDA (Bentall 1936) profuse bright pink hybrid musk, vigorous and forgiving

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

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

BERNIE (Schneider 2016) exhibition miniflora, light pink $40

BISCHOFSTADT PADERBORN (Kordes  1964) rare electric orange semi-double shrub

BLACK FOREST (Kordes 2011) clear red floribunda, massive exhibition sprays

BLOSSOMTIME (O'Neal 1951) classic pink Ohio-bred climber with scrolled HT-like buds

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

BLUSHING LUCY (Williams 1938) shiny soft pink rambler, fragrant and healthy

NOTE: THIS IS THE AUTHENTIC PALE PINK ROSE, AND NOT THE CURIOUSLY UNBLUSHING MEDIUM PINK ROSE MORE OFTEN FOUND IN COMMERCE TODAY

BONNIE JEAN (Archer 1933) dusky pink 5-petaled HT, from the Dainty Bess people

BRILLIANT FLOWER CIRCUS (Kordes 2008) bright orange-red, healthy compact shrub

BUKAVU (Lens 1998) profuse red blend hybrid musk, larger blooms than most

CAPTAIN SAMUEL HOLLAND (Ogilvie 1992) hedgey climber, very hardy, jujube red

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

CARDINAL DE RICHELIEU (Parmentier 1840) purple/slate, if you grow only one gallica...

CARDINAL HUME (Harkness 1984) plum purple rosettes in attractive sprays, free-blooming

CENTENAIRE DE LOURDES (Delbard 1958) blended soft pink, big-impact floribunda-shrub

CHAMPLAIN (Svejda 1982) crimson kordesii shrub, heavy bloomer, ideal bushy habit

CHARDON (S Schneider 2020) breath-taking 9' white fountain, like an atomic Snowbelt

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

CHOCOLATE SUNDAE (Meilland 2009) 85% cocoa, 15% brick; large-flowered climber $40

CLASSIC TOUCH (Hefner 1991) light pink sport of Touch of Class

CLEwonder (Clements 1997) fuchsia on ecru, most intellectual of the striped roses

COUNTRY BOY (2000) our semi-double sport of Austin's The Countryman, just as tough

COUNTRY LADY (Harkness 1988) shapely warm orange HT, profuse, good to cut

COUNTRY LIVING (Austin 1991) delicate light pink blooms on winter hardy shrub

COURTNEY MARIE (Schroeck 2017) single-petaled bright red polyantha, always in bloom

CRESCENDO (Zary 2011) cream and pink exhibition hybrid tea, best on its own roots

CRIMSON GLORY (Kordes 1935) classic deep red hybrid tea, famously fragrant

DAIRY MAID (LeGrice 1957) ivory parchment floribunda, large single-petaled blooms

DEJA BLU (Benardella 2008) second-best mauve miniflora

DEMBROWSKI (Vibert 1849) deep cerise red hybrid perpetual with vigor; repeats well

DEUTSCHES DANZIG (Lambert 1935) outstanding polyantha, despite revanchist name

DICK'S DELIGHT (Dickson 1999) profuse pincushion pink mini, ideal for rock gardens

DR ANDRY (Verdier 1864) collector's hybrid perpetual, fragrant, scarlet sprays

DR HUEY (Thomas 1914) large-flowered rambler, somber red with bright yellow stamens

DR JOHN DICKMAN (Bridges 2003) best mauve miniflora for garden or show

DR W VAN FLEET (VanFleet 1910) powerful large-flowered rambler, light pink and fragrant

DOUBLOONS (Horvath 1934) vigorous golden yellow Ohio-bred climber, Wooster rescue

DREAM LAND (Schmitz 2015) light pink, full-petaled, very healthy large-flowered climber

DUC DE GUICHE (<1810) crimson-to-violet gallica, not mad but somewhat eccentric

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

ELIZA (Kordes 2005) vigorous, heavy-blooming, fragrant silvery pink hybrid tea

EMPRESS MICHIKO (Dickson 1992) peaches and cream and honey, HT for Zone 5 smiles

EUGENE E MARLITT (Geschwind 1900) maroon-rose, bushy bulletproof bourbon

FARA SHIMBO (Barden 2005) well-mannered moss, nearly black with golden stamens

FELICITAS (Kordes 1998) superb single-petaled bright pink landscaping shrub

FIRE OPAL (Kordes 2015) well-behaved floribunda, cream to flame in sprays

FLIRTATIOUS (Zary 2003) blushing pink/yellow floribunda in sprays, enduring yet rare

FLOWER GIRL (Fryer 1999) semi-double appleblossom pink shrub, stupendous sprays

FOREVER ROSE (Schmitz 2019) large cream/pink, gazillion petals, Kordes-like floribunda

FOUR SISTERS  (S Schneider 2019) Seven Sisters reinvented as fast repeating polyantha

FRANCOIS COPPEE (Ledechaux 1895) vivid crimson HP, rare autumn star

FRIENDS FOREVER (Lowe 2001) brawny shrub, fuchsia pink, Austin X Explorer

FRU DAGMAR HASTRUP (Hastrup 1914) classic 5-petaled sky pink rugosa, lots of hips

FURSTIN VON PLESS (Lambert 1911) ivory hybrid tea with rugosa ancestor

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

GARDEN OF ROSES (Kordes 2007) large apricot cream blooms, healthy floribunda

GARDENIA (Horvath 1899) glossy rambler, medium blooms, lemon juice in whipped cream

GARTENZAUBER (Kordes 1984) leafy floribunda; large, pointed, scarlet blooms

GARTNERFREUDE (Kordes 1999) raspberry pink low shrub; perfect pyramidal sprays

GELBER ENGEL (Kordes 2003) hyper-vigorous, winter hardy, yellow floribunda-shrub

GEORGES DE CADONEL (Schwartz 1904) strapping bourbon/climber, long blushing sprays

GESCHWIND'S NORDLANDROSE (1884) very double pink, indestructible setigera hybrid

GLOIRE DE CHEDANE-GUINOISEAU (Chedane-Pajotin 1907) crimson hybrid perpetual

GOLDEN GATE (Kordes 2005) best yellow climbing rose for Ohio

GRACE ABOUNDING (Harkness 1968) palest wheat, spectacular sprays, floribunda x HMsk

GRUSS AN GERMERSHAUSEN (Brummer 1926) eyecatching rambler, 5-petal candy pink

GYPSY SUE (ARE 2015) apricot, full-petaled English-style shrub, winter-hardy

HANSA (VanTol 1905) classic, tall, fragrant, full-petaled rugosa hybrid, rose-pink/violet

HAPPY WANDERER (1954>) profuse climbing sport of red polyantha Happy

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

HEIN MUCK (Tantau 1961) nearly extinct blood red 5-petaled shrub, clean and neat

HEINRICH KARSCH (Leenders 1927) cute, prolific, mauve polyantha

HELLA (Kordes 2010) vigorous, healthy semi-double climber, Santorini white

HIGH VOLTAGE (Lim 2009) vigorous, winter-hardy yellow shrub; shapely blooms in sprays

HOME & GARDEN (Kordes 2002) healthy pure pink floribunda, old-fashioned form

HOT PRINCE (Johnson 2018) exhibition hybrid tea in shades of red

ILLUSION (Kordes 1961) classic free-blooming cinnabar red kordesii climber

INDIGO (Laffay 1830) compact constant-blooming purple portland

INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE (Harkness 1984) purple patio rose

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

JAN'S WEDDING (Adams 1994) upright shrub, ready bouquets of pale gold/soft pink

JASMINA (Kordes 2006) arching, fragrant, large-flowered mauve climber

JESSICA (Walsh 1910) vigorous American-bred rambler, pink with hints of mauve

JOLIE VERANDA (Kordes 2012) reliable rich coral orange floribunda

KATHLEEN HARROP (Dickson 1919) soft pink sport of Zepherine Drouhin, just as thornless

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

LA BELLE SULTANE (Dupont c. 1795) golden stamens erupting from silky purple petals

LA FRAICHEUR (Turbat 1921) icy pink rambler, all day long

LA FRANCE (Guillot 1867) light pink, the original hybrid tea, still vigorous and fragrant

LADY HILLINGDON (Lowe/Shawyer 1910) tall apricot tea, hardy enough for here

LAVENDER VERANDA (Kordes 2014) free-blooming, compact, healthy floribunda

LEAPING SALMON (Pearce 1986) fragrant climber, elegant blooms, more orange than pink

LIONS-ROSE (Kordes 2003) large multi-petaled champagne blooms all summer long

LITTLE PRINCE (Delbard 2009) enormous, fragrant mauve blooms on healthy shrub

LONG JOHN  SILVER (Horvath 1934) boundless large-flowered rambler, silvery white

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

LOYAL FRIEND (Gardner 2001) elusive single-petaled white miniflora, exhibition sprays

LULLABY (Shepherd 1953) Ohio-bred polyantha version of Mme Hardy, always in bloom

MABELLE STEARNS (Horvath 1938) prolific Ohio shrub; like a low, spreading La France

MME ALFRED CARRIERE (Schwartz 1879) cream globes, noisette that's hardy in Ohio

MME HARDY (Hardy 1832) ivory-cream damask, the green-eyed bewitcher

MME ISAAC PEREIRE (Garcon 1881) classic pink bourbon; gorgeous, fragrant and easy

MME JEAN (Schmitz 2020) apricot-orange climber, a shade away from repeating Alchymist

MANDER'S NUTKANA #1(1983) nutkana X floribunda.  Nutkana wins.

MANITA (Kordes 1996) swarms of soft pink blooms, bushy climber/shrub, fast repeat

MARCHESA BOCCELLA (Desprez 1842) easy-growing, free-blooming light pink HP

MARIA LIESA (Liebau 1936) cheery 5-petaled bright pink, thornless rambler or large shrub

MARKGRAFIN WILHEMINE (Tantau 1995) very rare clear pink floribunda/shrub

MARY MANNERS (Leicester 1970) snow white sport of Sarah Van Fleet, always in bloom

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

MELODY MAKER (Dickson 1990) spectacular orange-red exhibition floribunda $40

MERMAID (Paul 1918) rampageous single-petaled soft yellow hybrid bracteata

MICURIN (Bohm 1936) vigorous red climber, homage to Russian Burbank

MIRANDA (deSansal 1869) exuberant candy pink semi-double portland

MRS B R CANT (Cant 1901) heavy blooming pink tea, more hardy than thought

MRS COLVILLE (19th c.) superior spinosissima, 5-petal crimson, gold stamens

MRS OAKLEY FISHER (Cant 1921) constant golden amber single-petaled HT

MOJE HAMMARBERG (1931) bright pink double rugosa, hips, best Swedish rose

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

MORGENSONNE (Kordes 1988) easy-growing winter-hardy yellow climber

"MOROCCAN ROSE" fragrant deep pink portland, found in North Africa

MUSIC BOX (Lim 2012) Peace-colored blooms on bushy, winter-hardy shrub

NANCY JEAN (Rickard 2004) apricot, world's largest miniflora rose

NARRAGANSETT (Schneider 2005) rose pink shrub; large, quartered blooms

NARZISSE (Krause 1942) maize yellow pre-Peace exhibition hybrid tea $40

"NATIONAL ROAD" medium-large, bright red, very full hybrid china or bourbon

FOUND BY CLYDE EVERETT ALONG U.S. 40 NEAR CAMBRIDGE, OHIO

NEARLY WILD (Brownell 1941) breezy wild-rose pink, the Knock Out of its day

NEW CENTURY (VanFleet 1900) extremely rare rugosa hybrid, shades of pink

ORANGE CRUSH (2019) florist/show HT, has got a spine and good form too

ORIENTAL CHARM (Duerhsen 1960) lacquered vermillion, 10-petal HT beauty

OSCAR PETERSON (Dyck 2016) stunning semi-double white shrub, hardy+

PARK WILHELMSHOHE (Kordes 1987) clean rose-pink gallica with HT ancestor

PAROLE (Kordes 2002) coral cerise hybrid tea, huge blooms, powerful fragrance

PERENNIAL BLUE(Mehring 2004) repeating rambler; blue = bright ruby lilac

PERENNIAL BLUSH (Mehring 2007) pliable, shade-tolerant, repeating rambler
PERENNIAL WHITE (Mehring 2008) big sprays on fast-repeating rambler

PERPETUALLY YOURS (Harkness 1999) large climber, old-fashion lemon cream

PETER FRANKENFELD (Kordes 1966) groovy deep pink HT, repeating quickly

PHILADELPHIA RAMBLER (Van Fleet 1904) juicy clusters, crimson/pink

PHILATELIE (McGredy 2000) big HT; in-your-face scarlet/orange & ivory stripes

PINK PAVEMENT  (Baum 1991) rugged deep pink hybrid rugosa, lots of hips

PINK ROADRUNNER (Uhll 2003) shrubby bright pink hybrid rugosa

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

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

PLAISANTERIE (Lens 1996) color-changing HMusk, Mutabilis for the North

POEMA (Brada 1933) vigorous, semi-double, pink blend hybrid musk

POMPONELLA (Kordes 2006) constant candelabras, rich pink globular blooms

PORCELAINE DE CHINE (Lens 1996) great masses of pearlescent HT-like buds

PROVINS PANACHE (Fontaine 1860?) international striped rose of mystery

QUADRA (1993) bold red climber, largest blooms in Explorer family

RACHEL BOWES LYON (Harkness 1981) pastel orange pink R. californica hybrid

ROBUSTA (Kordes 1979) tall rugosa hybrid, winning sprays of 5-petaled red

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

R. BANKSIAE LUTEA classic yellow climber for greenhouse or south

R. EGLANTERIA the Sweetbriar Rose, foliage scented of green apples

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

R. RUGOSA grown from seed, colors range from medium to deepest pink

R. VIRGINIANA robust single-petaled pink, native to Ohio as well as Virginia

ROSALINA (Kordes 1992) refined mauve/pink 5-petaled hybrid rugosa

"ROSE PETALS HOPPER" profuse deep pink china $15

THIS IS THE ROSE SOLD BY ROSE PETALS NURSERY IN FLORIDA AS THE HYBRID PERPETUAL 'JOHN HOPPER'

ROSENSTADT ZWEIBRUCKEN (Kordes 1989) cheerful pink/coral/yellow shrub

ROXANNE (Kordes 2013) compact, full-petaled scarlet, dazzling autumn foliage

SANDY (USDA 2000) improved selection of R. rugosa, thanks to the government

SANGERHAUSEN (Kordes 1939) rare large-flowered HMsk, shades of red

SANTANA (Tantau 1985) pillar rose, giant Stop Sign-red blooms

SARAH VAN FLEET (1926) classic rose pink rugosa hybrid, generous and tall

SAVOY HOTEL (Harkness 1989) heavy-blooming, elegant, light pink hybrid tea

SCHNEIDERII No. 3 (Schneider 2020) tree-climbing 5-petaled pink blend

SCHOENER'S NUTKANA (1930) large 5-petaled rose red blooms, gold stamens

SCREAMING NEON (Lim 2013) bright red landscaping shrub, covered in bloom

SEBASTIAN KNEIPP (Kordes 1997) fragrant, many-petaled, cream hybrid tea

SIMON ROBINSON (Guernsey 1982) exuberant 5-petaled clear pink mini-shrub

SOUVENIR DE LA REINE DE ANGLATERRE (Cochet 1855) warm pink HP

SOUVENIR DU PRESIDENT LINCOLN (Moreau/Robert 1865) rich pink bourbon

SPENCER (Paul 1892) abundant fluffy light pink HP; fragrant; tall, leafy habit

STADT DEN HELDER (City of Heroes) (Ilsink 1979) tall red floribunda

SUMMER WINE (Kordes 1985) 5-petal peach climber, cinnamon/cerise stamens

SUZANNE (Skinner 1949) the rock-hardy coral-salmon rose of the prairies

SWARTHMORE (Meilland 1963) immense spiraled HT, cerise pink to crimson

SWEET VICTORIA (Schmitz 2013) globular floribunda, soft pink melange

TAXI (Poulsen 1978) fragrant hybrid tea, from Denmark where cabs are red

THE BISHOP (ancient) tall, deep pink/purple, centifolia/gallica

THE DOCTOR (Howard 1936) big, blowsy, bright pink HT; fragrant and charming

THE GERBE (Fauque 1904) early large-flowered climber, frosting pink, repeats

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

ULRICH BRUNNER (Levet 1881) workhorse HP, loads of large deep rose blooms

VARIEGATA [Cottage Maid] (1845) big centifolia, cream striped/flecked pink

VEGESACKER CHARME (Kordes 2003) big-spray silver/coral 5-petaled shrub

VEILCHENBLAU (Schmidt 1909) classic thornless rambler, violet-amethyst

VIOLACEE (Soupoert & Notting 1876) startling deep purple moss rose $40

THIS IS THE AUTHENTIC VERY DOUBLE ROSE AS RESCUED FROM SECREST ARBORETUM AND NOT THE 10-PETALED ROSE BEING SOLD UNDER THIS NAME ELSEWHERE

VON SCHARNHORST (Lambert 1921) lemon icing semi-double shrub

WATERLOO (Lens 1996) hybrid musk, enormous panicles, double white blooms

WHITE DAWN (Longley 1949) compact, tough, repeating large-flowered climber

WHITE VERANDA (Kordes 2020) blinding, full-petaled, very healthy floribunda

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

WILLIAM BAFFIN (Svejda 1983) pink, most winter-hardy repeating rambler

WINDRUSH (Austin 1984) glowing pale yellow, semi-double, vigorous

WRETHAM ROSE (Hoellering 1997) fragrant, deep pink modern centifolia

ZEPHIRINE DROUHIN (Bizot 1868) pink fragrant, thornless bourbon climber




Paul Jerabek Introductions For Sale

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


ALICE PAT compact, early-blooming red blend floribunda SOLD OUT

ANNE GRABER tall floribunda, wavy light red exhibition sprays SOLD OUT

AUNT RUTH strawberry/cream semi-double climber, trophies at national shows

BROWN STUDY novelty brown-orange floribunda SOLD OUT

CAMILLE ROSE profuse, healthy clear pink shrub SOLD OUT

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

CONNIE pure yellow semi-double miniature, almost always in bloom SOLD OUT

DEBBIE LYNN long-stemmed ruby red hybrid tea SOLD OUT

DOROTHY'S REGAL RED big hybrid tea SOLD OUT

ESTHER JERABEK pink polyantha-style floribunda SOLD OUT

FOREVER, MICHAEL JON pure pink grandiflora

JERRY 'Double Delight' re-imagined as a grandiflora  SOLD OUT

JULES full-bodied red climber, repeating well

JUSTINE MEE LIFF pink grandiflora for garden and cut flowers SOLD OUT

LORI rich orange large-flowered climber

MARS WAGAR 80-petaled purple, very fragrant, compact shrub 2021 INTRODUCTION - SOLD OUT

MAYA LEE big orange-red hybrid tea, powerfully fragrant SOLD OUT

MELVIN pink/cream/mauve floribunda SOLD OUT

OUR PEARL vigorous climber, white with pink edge SOLD OUT

PATRICIA C OPPMANN white floribunda, early Jerabek SOLD OUT

PAUL JERABEK superb white/pink, Paul's last and best climber SOLD OUT

PAULSPRIDE pastel large-flowered climber: pink, yellow and white

PAW MAW mauve grandiflora, individually and in sprays

PEGGY M many-petaled yellow and pink hand-painted shrub SOLD OUT

PETER JOHN apricot-pink large-flowered hybrid musk SOLD OUT

PHOTOGENIC stunning semi-double white with lipstick edge, climber/shrub

RAY'S JOY bright orange floribunda, most popular with people named Ray SOLD OUT

ROSEFORD prolific light pink climber with intriguing scent

SNOWBELT polyantha, like having a white azalea blooming all summer long

SUE DICKMAN floribunda, bright coral orange with silver

SUSAN SCHNEIDER  shrub, brillant yellow-changing-to-red in sprays, many trophies

SUSAN'S SISTER more intense colors in smaller sprays, vigorous floribunda SOLD OUT

THE CLERK multi-petaled bright red, large blooms on stalwart shrub SOLD OUT

WEE BUTTERFLIES (R.jerabekii) prolific pink/white polyantha, comes true from seed SOLD OUT

WINE & ROSES exotic climber, inky zinfandel with pale rose reverse SOLD OUT

WINIFRED pink grandiflora, like 'Queen Elizabeth' with holding power SOLD OUT

WOMEN IN MILITARY very free blooming red shrub, one of Paul's best

ZENAITTA superb orange-red polyantha for exhibition and garden SOLD OUT


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.



Custom Propagation
We offer custom propagation of hard-to-find roses for patient rosarians.  Most roses are propagated on their own roots; a few that resist striking on their own are budded onto R. multiflora understock.  In most cases this takes 12-18 months but sometimes it can take longer. We can propagate any rose that is not under current patent or trademark.  Many people make a visit to our garden to choose what they would like to have propagated from our vast collection of hard-to-find roses.  We note roses unique to our nursery in the Combined Rose List.  And gardeners often want us to propagate an unknown but loved family heirloom rose.  Custom propagation is $30 per plant, payable when the order is placed. A few especially difficult-to-propagate roses cost more, as noted.  We can only propagate a finite number of roses each year, and early ordering is always recommended.


SOME OF OUR MOST-REQUESTED CUSTOM PROPAGATION ROSES

ALEXANDRA PRINCESSE DE LUXEMBOURG (Kordes 2010)lovely many-petal pink

ARIELLE DOMBASLE (Meilland 1991) climber in sunset shades, rare in this country

ASCHERMITTWOCH (Ash Wednesday) (Kordes 1955) large climber, ghostly grey

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

BARON GIROD DE L'AIN (Reverchon 1897) bizarre, beautiful chalk-edged scarlet-crimson

BIBI MAIZOON (Austin 1989) extraordinarily profuse, very fragrant, pink shrub

BLACK PRINCE (Paul 1866) charming, productive hybrid perpetual, deepest crimson

BLAIRII No. 2 (Blair 1845) climbing light pink cabbage rose, better than Blairii No. 1

BUTTERSCOTCH (Warriner 1986) stunning light brown large-flowered climbing rose

COLCESTRIA (Cant 1916) gorgeous, plush, satin pink blooms on arching climber $40

COMICE DE TARN-ET-GARONNE (Pradel 1852) carmine-rose bourbon, intricately formed

ELISA BOELLE (Guillot 1869) HP in shades of white, a favorite with visitors to our garden

FAIR BIANCA (Austin 1982) classic white floribunda-style English rose

FIREBIRD (Kordes 2016) dazzling yellow-red floribunda, unaccountably hard-to-find

FISHERMAN'S FRIEND (Austin 1988) crimson, still best rose ever named for a cough drop

GREETINGS (Zary 1999) superb magenta-silver-cream floribunda, never marketed by J&P

HAKUUN (Poulsen 1962) incredible exhibition sprays on compact white floribunda

HANSALAND (Kordes 1993) best red rugosa hybrid. Period.

HEAVEN ON EARTH (Kordes 2004) giant peony-like coral orange blooms, floribunda/shrub

HIGH HOPES (Harkness 1992) fragrant climber, elegant conch pink blooms in sprays

INDIAN SUMMER (Pearce 1991) cognac buff hybrid tea, fragrant and good to cut

JAYNE AUSTIN (Austin 1990) elegant amber [and yes, we have spelled this correctly ;)]

LADY MOSS (Moore 2005) extremely mossy pale apricot-pink floribunda, quite rare $40

LEMON BLUSH (Sievers 1988) huge lemon-colored, lemon-scented blooms, thornless

LOVE'S KISS (J&P 2010) bright coral, under-the-radar exhibition hybrid tea

LUCY IRENE (Nicholson 2012) soft pink sport of William Baffin; lovely and just as tough

MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE (Austin 1996) tall pink, English charm + Explorer hardiness

MON PETIT CHOU (Kordes 2010) giant cabbagey coral-pink; controversial/fun

OLD PORT (McGredy 1991) very purple, very double, very fragrant floribunda

PEARL DRIFT (LeGrice 1981) glistening blooms & foliage, Mermaid X New Dawn

"PHALANX" very fine deep pink bourbon, full of petals and fragrance, repeating well

FOUND IN BRACEVILLE, OHIO AT THE SITE OF THE 19TH CENTURY SOCIALIST/UTOPIAN PHALANX SETTLEMENT

PICTURE PERFECT (Wambach 1995) impossible-to-find pink blend hybrid tea $40

PINK MARTINI (Kordes 2012) massive display; bright pink; full-petaled sprays

POMPON VERANDA (Kordes 2008) big sprays; very full ivory-pink, lime edge

PROFESSOR IBRAHIM (Krause 1937) very rare, very hardy rose-pink climber

PURE BLISS (Dickson 1995) gold-medal winning pink blend HT, very rare

RED INTUITION (Delbard 2004) extravagantly striped exhibition hybrid tea

REVOLUTION FRANCAISE (Meilland 1989) jumbo scarlet HT, striking full blown

ROGER LAMBELIN (Schwartz 1890) outlandish pinwheel HP; crimson/white $40

RUHM VON STEINFURTH (Weigand 1920) the elusive Red Druschki

SHOGUN (Tantau 2000) climber, elegant cherry red/pale gold hybrid tea-like blooms

SONIA RYKIEL (Guillot 1995) coral; outshines many Austins in fragrance, form

SONNENWELT (Kordes 2013) floriferous moundy shrub, apricot orange

STEPHEN RULO (Chaney 2009) large exhibition blooms in Koko Loko colors

SUE RYDER (Harkness 1983) free-blooming Folklore-colored floribunda, rare

SUMMERTIME DREAM (2008) apricot sport of Pink Robusta, introduced by us

SUNNY SUNDAYS (Smith 2013) promising yellow blend exhibition hybrid tea

THE ENDEAVOUR (Austin 2006) compact orange-pink shrub with fragrance

THE PRINCE (Austin 1990) deep crimson turning to extraordinary royal purple

TRADESCANT (Austin 1993) blackest Austin, intricately formed, compact

URDH (Tantau 1930) wonderful deep pink hybrid perpetual with a funny name

VATER RHEIN (Kiese 1922) gem of an early HT: crimson, quartered, fragrant

YESTERDAY (Harkness 1974) superb lavender polyantha/shrub, when all our troubles seemed so far away...



Rare and Choice Lilacs For Sale

Own-root lilacs propagated at Freedom Gardens. 1-, 2- and 3-gallon pots. $25 each.


ALBERT HOLDEN purple/white, best bicolor lilac, Fiala introduction

AMI SCHOTT heirloom double blue

ANABEL pink, tall, earliest to bloom

ATHELINE WILBUR double magenta/pink, upright, Fiala introduction

AVALANCHE white, tall, Fiala introduction

BELLE DE NANCY heirloom double blush

BETSY ROSS white, bushy habit, early to bloom

BLUE EYES prolific single-petaled sky blue, raised by Susan Schneider

CATAWBA PINK seldom-seen double

CONGO heirloom magenta-red

CROIX DE BRAHY heirloom pink, wide habit

ETHEL M WEBSTER palest pink, earlier than most prestonias SOLD OUT

FERNAND PEGOT magenta/pink, rarely in commerce

FRANK'S FANCY striking modern dark purple

FREDERICK DOUGLASS blue, Rochester family

GEORGE EASTMAN rich cerise julianae hybrid

ISABELLA superb mauve prestonia, hard-to-find south of the border

IVORY SILK shapely tree, blooms late and long

JESSIE GARDNER violet, large florets, unaccountably hard-to-find SOLD OUT

KATHERINE HAVEMEYER tall double pink

KINGSVILLE blue, free-blooming

KOSMOS stunning purple, Communist lilac

LILAC SUNDAY profuse lavender SOLD OUT

LOIS AMEE UTLEY pink/lavender, Fiala introduction

MME LEON SIMON heirloom double lavender, rare SOLD OUT

MAIDEN'S BLUSH pink, healthy, early to bloom

MARECHAL FOCH heirloom reddish-pink SOLD OUT

MARIE FRANCES best pink, compact, Fiala

McMASTER CENTENNIAL huge white panicles

MISS MILLIE double bright rose, tall, upright SOLD OUT

We are pleased to re-introduce this excellent cultivar created by Wayne Hughes, proprietor of The Lilac Farm in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania from 1990 to 2005.

MONGE heirloom red-violet

MONIQUE LEMOINE heirloom double white

MOUNT BAKER white, wide, prolific

MY FAVORITE double deep magenta/purple

NADEZHDA double blue/mauve, Communist lilac

NARRAGANSETT lavender, fast-growing

OLD GLORY early-blooming blue/purple

OLIMPIADA KOLESNIKOVA double violet-magenta, rare Communist lilac MAKE OFFER

OLIVIER DE SERRES heirloom double blue, rare SOLD OUT

P P KONCHALOVSKI big blue, double, Communist lilac SOLD OUT

PAMYAT o S M KIROV double blue-lavender, hardcore Communist lilac SOLD OUT

PAT PESATA pink/blue, compact, extremely rare Fiala introduction

PAUL THIRION heirloom double magenta/purple

PAULINE FIALA violet with white
PEACOCK
often double pink blend from Hulda Klager SOLD OUT

POCAHONTAS early-blooming purplish red

PRAIRIAL pink/lilac species cross, late-in-the-day Lemoine SOLD OUT

PRAIRIE PETITE purple, compact

PRESIDENT GREVY heirloom double blue

PRESIDENT POINCARE heirloom double magenta, hard-to-find

PRIMROSE Holden selection of soft yellow vulgaris

REDWINE magenta, bushy, late-blooming prestonia

ROCHESTER game-changing white $50

ROYALTY superior purple-violet prestonia

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

SARAH SANDS extremely purple, large florets SOLD OUT

SISTER JUSTINA early blooming, lemon buds open white

SWEETHEART double, shades of pink

S. x CHINENSIS tall rosy purple SOLD OUT

TRISTE BARBARO deep purple, beautiful but slow-growing $50 (3-gallon)

VESTALE heirloom pure white, now quite rare SOLD OUT

VICTOR LEMOINE heirloom double lavender, rare

VIOLET GLORY stunning deepest violet, appears black from a distance, Rowancroft SOLD OUT

YANKEE DOODLE rich purple, Fiala introduction

ZNAMYA LENINA (Banner of Lenin) breath-taking red-violet, Communist lilac

ZULU violet, large florets, hard-to-find SOLD OUT


COMMUNIST LILAC = the stunning introductions of, primarily, the Soviet Union's Leonid Kolesnikov. Some have names such as Banner of Lenin or Communist Youth League, or honor heroes of the Revolution.


FIALA INTRODUCTION = the creations of Father John L. Fiala, the renowned lilac-hybridizing priest of Medina, Ohio.


ROWANCROFT = the remarkable vulgaris hybrids bred by Miss Mary Blacklock and Miss Minerva Castle at Rowancroft Gardens in Meadowvale, Ontario in the mid-20th century.


...and one rescued lilac

"BILTZ"

Vigorous, healthy growth to 9'. Blooms top to bottom for a long time, bright purple fading to violet. Large florets in impressive panicles. Some flowers have 5 or 6 petals instead of the usual 4; petals twist at final stage of opening. Fragrance is pure but not as overwhelming as from some vulgaris hybrids. One of the most impressive lilacs in our collection, and despite visits to the Holden Arboretum, Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington, Ontario) and Highland Park (Rochester, New York) we have not been able to discover its original name.  Rescued from the Biltz homestead on Lynn Road in Rootstown, Ohio.  SOLD OUT


 

Rose/lilac availability list updated 8 May 2021.