‚ÄčOpen Garden Days

Thank you to everyone who visited during our Open Garden Days in June 2018. It was a treat to welcome gardeners from as far away as California, New York, Virginia, Maryland. Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ontario as well as rose lovers from throughout Ohio. Our garden is now closed until next June. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our Open Garden Days in June 2019 when our collection of over 1200 different roses will be at its best:

Three Sundays in June

9, 16 and 23 June 2019

Complete details will appear here closer to the time.

Roses that can be purchased now

The roses listed below can be purchased now for pick-up during our Open Garden Days in June 2019 (or later by appointment).  We do not ship in the spring.  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, all major credit cards and Euros.

Hard-to-Find Roses For Sale

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

ANNE HARKNESS (Harkness 1980) tall floribunda, huge sprays of caramel blooms

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

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

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

BLUSHING LUCY (Williams 1938) healthy, glossy-leaved pale pink rambler; some repeat

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

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

CONSTANCE SPRY (1961) large pink shrub; the original David Austin English rose

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

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

EVEREST DOUBLE FRAGRANCE (Beales 1980) free-blooming cream floribunda

FAIR BIANCA (Austin 1983) classic floribunda-like white English rose

FRANCE DE BERVILLE (Eve 2001) lovely cherry red nitida hybrid, a gardener's rose

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

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

GRANNY GRIMMETTS (re-int 1955) free-blooming, fragrant deep red hybrid perpetual

GREETINGS (Zary 1999) magenta/silver compact shrub, healthy and always in bloom

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

HEINRICH KARSCH (Leenders 1927) cute, prolific mauve polyantha

ILLUSION (Kordes 1961) classic heavy-blooming red Kordesii climber

INDIGO (Laffay 1830) compact constant-blooming purple Portland

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

JOHN DAVIS (Svejda 1986) camellia pink Kordesii, cold and drought resistant

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

KIT DELAHANTY (Delahanty 2008) bright pink modern bourbon

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

LIONS INTERNATIONAL (Fryer 1998) free-blooming bright yellow hybrid tea

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

MARTINE GUILLOT (Massad 1996) healthy shrub with pure white hybrid tea-like blooms

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

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

MISS EDITH CAVELL  (deRuiter 1917) historic dark red polyantha

MOJE HAMMARBERG (Hammarberg 1931) fragrant, large-hipped mauve rugosa

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

NEW CENTURY (vanFleet 1900) very rare rugosa in shades of pink, no suckers

OSCAR PETERSON (AgCanada 2016) stunning white rugosa hybrid

PAUL NEYRON (Levet 1869) largest rose blooms imaginable, Neyron pink

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

PINK PAVEMENT  (Baum 1991) rugged deep pink hybrid rugosa

PINK ROADRUNNER (Uhll 2003) vigorous 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

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

ROBERT DUNCAN (Dickson 1897) highly evolved pink blend hybrid perpetual

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

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

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

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

ROSE DE RESCHT (re-int 1940s) intensely fragrant deep pink, always in bloom

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

SONIA RYKIEL (Massad 1995) 100 fragrant petals of ideally formed coral pink


SOUVENIR DE McKINLEY (Godard 1902) powder pink, super rare HP X HT

SWEET BOUQUET (Lens 1984) palest pink double hybrid musk, profuse

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

WALFERDANGE (Lens 1992) superior pink and cream double hybrid musk

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

This year we have also propagated the rose we received from Martin Weingart, the nurseryman near the Sangerhausen Rosarium in Germany as MAGENTA, a 1916 Barbier polyantha. It is not that rose, nor is it the 1954 Kordes floribunda/shrub 'Magenta' or any of the Magentas after that. It is a vigorous, very winter-hardy, well-clothed rambler reaching 9' for us and covered top to bottom in clusters of large, very full, fragrant magenta/mauve blooms for nearly a month each spring. Many visitors have admired and asked about it, and we have finally decided to offer it despite not knowing its true original name.

Paul Jerabek Introductions For Sale

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

BROWN STUDY russet-orange novelty floribunda

CAMILLE ROSE profuse, healthy clear pink shrub

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

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

OUR PEARL vigorous climber, white with pink edge

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

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

SUSAN'S SISTER more intense colors on a shorter floribunda plant, sprays are smaller

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.

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.  Most people visit during our Open Garden Days in June 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.  In all cases custom propagation is $25 per plant, payable when the order is placed. We can only propagate a finite number of roses each year, and early ordering is always recommended.

Rare and Choice Lilacs For Sale

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

We completely SOLD OUT of lilacs during our Open Garden Days in June 2018. To all of you who say you miss the "real" lilacs of your youth--tall, stately shrubs with large panicles of wonderfully fragrant blooms--we hear you and are busy propagating an even larger crop for 2019 from our collection of nearly 100 correctly named French, Russian, Canadian and American cultivars.

Rose/lilac availability list updated 30 January 2019.