Freedom Gardens

World-Class Rose Collection

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

Thank you to everyone who visited during our Open Garden Days in June, and by appointment throughout the rest of the summer. Our garden is now closed for the year. We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Garden Days in 2022, 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 2022. Orders for fall 2022 shipment will be accepted beginning 1 July 2022, based on stock available at that time. 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.


ABIGAIL ROSE (Schroeck 2022) 5-petal hot pink hybrid musk, healthy, exhibition sprays

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

AMERICAN LEGACY crimson-pink English-style shrub from Griffith Buck, fragrant and  full

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

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

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

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

BELINDA'S DREAM (Basye 1988) large clear pink blooms; healthy, adaptable shrub

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

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

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

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

BOUQUET PARFAIT (Lens 1989) pink blend hybrid musk, perfect petal-packed sprays

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

CARAMELLA (Kordes 2002) Werthers amber; large, shapely blooms on healthy shrub

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

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

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

CLAIR ELYSE (Smith 2017) exhibition hybrid tea, scarlet-vermillion

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

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

DR E M MILLS (Van Fleet 1925) shrubby semi-double yellow hybrid hugonis

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

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

EASY FASHION (NIRP 2013) full-petaled fuchsia striped climber, usually in sprays

EMILY CARR (AgCanada 2007) intensely red, profuse, very healthy/hardy wide shrub

EUROPEAN TOUCH (vonKoss 1989) buff sport of  Folklore, from our Queens-winning plant

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

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

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

40 HEROES (Lim 2008) healthy, winter-hardy, upright floribunda-shrub; lantern yellow

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

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

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

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

GEORGE VANCOUVER (Ogilvie 1994) light red, Explorer most like a hybrid tea

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

GESCHWIND'S NORDLANDROSE (1884) shades of pink, indestructible setigera hybrid

GLOIRE DE HOLLAND (Verschuren 1918) ultra-fragrant crimson; compact hybrid tea

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

GOOD OLE MOUNTAIN DEW (Wells 2009) miniflora, lilac-mauve with cream reverse

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

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

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

HEIMATMELODIE (Tantau 2001) cheery, fast-repeating raspberry/gold floribunda

HEIN MUCK (Tantau 1961) blood red 5-petaled shrub, clean and neat and now quite rare

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

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

HIMMELSAUGE (Geschwind 1884) healthy velvety purple, blooms bolt upright

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

IRISH FIREFLAME (Dickson 1914) coral/salmon/yellow HT for single-petaled aficianodos

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

JOLIE VERANDA (Kordes 2012) reliable rich coral orange floribunda

KATHLEEN FERRIER (Buisman 1952) big coral-salmon sprays, floribunda-shrub

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

LA ROSE DE MOLINARD (Delbard 2009) very fragrant many-petaled cerise, long stems

LAMBERT CLOSSE (Ogilvie 1995) gentler pink Explorer, very tough shrub

LANDLUST (Kordes 2016) shiny yellow suffused with pink; healthy, upright shrub

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

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

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

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

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

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

MME A LABBEY (Vibert 1843) soft pink damask hybrid, vigorous, very winter hardy

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

MAGNA CHARTA (Paul 1876) big blooms in shades of rich pink, tall hybrid perpetual

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

MARINETTE (Austin 1995) wide-petaled rose/white, long stems, 1960s hybrid tea vibe $30

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

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

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

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

MORDEN 6910 (1970) arrest-me red; tall; better than some named Mordens

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

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

MORNING BLUSH (Sievers 1988) big, full-petaled cream/pink; only bicolor alba

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

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


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

NEWPORT FAIRY (Gardner 1908) tree-climbing (in warm places) pink rambler

NEWS (LeGrice 1968) fragrant floribunda; wide, rose-purple blooms

OAKINGTON RUBY (Bloom 1933) micro-mini, parent of many modern minis

OCEAN IN MOTION (Pearce 2009) shrub, waves of lavender-blue

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

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

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

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

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

PINK ROADRUNNER (Uhl 2003) shrubby bright pink hybrid rugosa

PINK ROAMER (Horvath 1893) cheerful, persistent bright pink blend rambler

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

POLARSTERN (Tantau 1982) classic long-stemmed white hybrid tea

PRAIRIE PEACE (Erskine 1975) spectacular tall HSpin, yellow/peach/pink $40

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

RACY LADY (Dickson 2000) sleek, free-blooming white hybrid tea, rare

REGENSBERG (McGredy 1979) compact floribunda, cerise painted on white

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

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

R. WICHURANA glossy trailer, large simple white blooms over a long spring

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

"ROSE PETALS HOPPER" profuse deep pink china $15


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

RUGELDA (Kordes 1989) shiny yellow (with subtle orange/pink) rugosa hybrid

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

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

SIBELIUS (Lens 1984) mauve-magenta hybrid musk, spectacular performance

SILVER PHANTOM (Rennie 1988) sleek, high-centered, rare Canadian mini $40

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (Austin 1992) full-petaled cerise-crimson, strong Old Rose scent $30

SNOW PAVEMENT (Baum 1984) free-blooming blush white rugosa hybrid, hips


SOUVENIR DE McKINLEY (Godard 1902) powder pink, very rare HP X HT $40

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

STRAWBERRY SWIRL (Moore 1978) mini, free-blooming stripes and moss

SUMMER JOY (Walsh 1911) vigorous double rambler, white buds open cerise

SUMMER MEMORIES (Kordes 2005) healthy English-style shrub, white

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

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

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

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

VALENTINE HEART (Dickson 1990) free-flowering floribunda, Brach's pink

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

VIOLETTE (Turbat 1921) bluest rambler, grape-like clusters, fragrant, thornless

WHIRLAWAY (Clemons 2005) white miniflora, perfect form for 15 minutes

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 $30

WRETHAM ROSE (Hoellering 1997) fragrant, big 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

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

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

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

CORKY THACKER large-flowered coral pink shrub, one of Paul's best 2022 INTRODUCTION - SOLD OUT

DEBBIE LYNN long-stemmed ruby red 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, healthy large-flowered climber

MARS WAGAR 80-petaled purple, very fragrant, compact shrub 2021 INTRODUCTION  $25

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

MELVIN pink/cream/mauve floribunda $25

MILAN white/red floribunda, huge exhibition sprays 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 SOLD OUT

PEGGY M many-petaled yellow and pink hand-painted shrub $25

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

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

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 SOLD OUT

SUE DICKMAN floribunda, bright coral orange with silver

SUSAN SCHNEIDER  shrub, brilliant 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

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

WINE & ROSES exotic climber, inky zinfandel with pale rose reverse $25

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

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.  All of our roses are propagated on their own roots. 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.

Note: Cultivars marked with an asterisk (*) are fully subscribed for this propagation year. Orders for cultivars with an asterisk (*) are not being accepted at this time.


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

ALLUX SYMPHONY (Austin 1986) soft yellow rosette, looking large on compact shrub

ANABELL (Kordes 1972) orange-salmon floribunda, huge candelabra exhibition sprays

ANNA SCHARSACH (Geschwind 1890) glowing shell pink HP; vigorous and healthy

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

BELLE STORY (Austin 1984) very fragrant, wide-petaled coral pink; sprawly shrub

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

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

BLACK COUNTRY PRIDE (Cowlishaw 2008) true mauve floribunda, exhibition sprays

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

BOLERO (Olesen 1998) barely double cream climber, eager to bloom in sprays

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

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

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

CAROLINE DE SANSAL (Desprez 1849) sturdy HP full of pale pink crepe paper petals

CHAUCER (Austin 1970) large, fragrant, cupped, light pink blooms; compact shrub

CLAIRE ROSE (Austin 1990) quiet pink, packed with petals and fragrance

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

CLEalta (Clements 1998) dazzling coral-orange sport of Altissimo

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

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

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

COMTESSE CECILE DE CHABRILLANT (Marest 1858) dainty petal-packed blush pink HP

COTTAGE ROSE (Austin 1991) pure pink cupped rosette, free-blooming and free-branching

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

COUNTRY MUSIC (Harkness 1998) pink/yellow floribunda (miniflora by today's standards)

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

CYMBELINE (Austin 1982) gorgeous dove grey, arching, intensely fragrant, great repeat

DENISE GREY (Meilland 1988) Bonica with a dose of rugosa, superb

DOCTOR DICK (Cocker 1985) coral-salmon hybrid tea, enormous exhibition blooms

DOMSTADT FULDA (Kordes 1994) shapely floribunda, intensely orange-red

DOROTHY ANNE (WInchel 1985) exhibition hybrid tea, white blending to pink

EIFELZAUBER (Kordes 2009) many-petaled chiffon pink climber, towering magic

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

EMANUEL (Austin 1985) huge 100+ petal soft apricot; here, there, everywhere shrub

EMILY (Austin 1992) cup-and-saucer blooms of pastel pink; short, bushy shrub $40

EMMA JUNE (Schroeck 2019) hybrid musk, exhibition sprays of 5-petaled bright light pink

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

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

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

FOUNTAIN (Tantau 1970) large, spiraled, velvety red; ahead-of-its time hybrid tea/shrub

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

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

GAY PRINCESS (Boerner 1967) HT trapped in Floribunda class; large, spiraled, light pink

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

GEOFF HAMILTON (Austin 1997) bounteous soft pink chalices, vigorous shrub

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

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

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

HAMBURG (Kordes 1935) Crimson Glory's semi-double shrub cousin, quite rare $40

HAROLD MACMILLAN (Harkness 1989) rare pure orange floribunda, singly and in sprays

HEATHER AUSTIN (Austin 1997) rich dusky rose-pink in large cups, upright

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

HEAVENLY ROSALIND (Austin 1995) stamens star in big sprays of pastel 5-petal blooms

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

JAQUENETTA (Austin 1983) free-blooming, large semi-double apricot-peach

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

JULES MARGOTTIN (Margottin 1853) heavy-blooming, compact HP; rosy carmine

JUNE BRIDE (Shepherd 1957) Ohio-bred creamy grandiflora with New Dawn ancestry

KATHRYN MORLEY (Austin 1990) beautiful cupped blooms, shades of lighter pink

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

LE HAVRE (Eude 1870) vigorous, free-blooming light red HP; smaller blooms in sprays

LILAC ROSE (Austin 1990) large ultra-fragrant blooms, soft pink rinsed in lavender

LILIANA (Poulsen 1995) pale pink-apricot English-stye shrub, very winter hardy

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

LORDLY OBERON (Austin 1982) shrub, in bloom most like a repeating Constance Spry

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

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

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

MME VICTOR VERDIER (1863) HP; layer upon layer of crimson-rose, long stems

MANUEL CANOVAS (Guillot 1995) old-fashioned white on robust, fast-repeating shrub

MARGUERITE DE ROMAN (Schwartz 1882) rare compact HP, one shade of pink past white

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 WEBB (Austin 1984) fragrant, free-blooming, butter yellow shrub

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

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

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

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

MIRABELLA (Zary 1995) the magazine is long gone, but the yellow floribunda lives on

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

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

MORNING MIST (Austin 1997) orange-coral, superior single-petaled shrub

NAHEMA (Delbard 1998) almond blossom pink shrub-climber, fragrant and full

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

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

PEACH BELLE (2007) bold orange hybrid tea, sturdy and free, scarce Ping Lim

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

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

*PERDITA (Austin 1983) lovely soft yellow-peach, barely double, superb scent

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


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

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

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

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

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

POTTER & MOORE (Austin 1988) big, puffy, rose pink blooms, and lots of them

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

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

RADIO TIMES (Austin 1994) classic rose pink rosettes, very fragrant

*RED INTUITION (Delbard 2004) extravagantly striped exhibition hybrid tea

REINE OLGA VON WURTEMBERG (Nabonnand 1881) cherry noisette, hardy here

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

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

ROSALI 83 (Tantau 1983) rare apple-blossom pink floribunda, exhibition sprays

*ROSENPROFESSOR SIEBER (Kordes 1997) frosting pink floribunda, mint foliage

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

ROTE MOZART (Kordes 1989) nearly extinct orange-red shrub, hybrid musk-like

ROYAL WEDDING (Zary 1998) palest apricot English-style floribunda-shrub

*RUHM VON STEINFURTH (Weigand 1920) the elusive Red Druschki

ST CECILIA (Austin 1987) pale apricot-pink chalices, breaking hearts in colder climates

SANGERHAUSEN (Kordes 1939) large-flowered hybrid musk, shades of red

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

SENEGAL (Mallerin 1944) velvety dead-black climber, very fragrant

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

SILVER CLOUD (Moore 1990) full-petaled shrub, coffee & cream in silver cup

SILVER QUEEN (Paul 1887) extremely rare Antoinette pink hybrid perpetual

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

SONNENWELT (Kordes 2013) floriferous moundy shrub, apricot orange

STAMMLER (Tantau 1933) Urdh's taller sister, fewer petals but just as fragrant

STAR OF WALTHAM (Paul 1875) rare HP; large, very full, vivid red blooms

*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

SUSAN (Poulsen 1997) ivory shrub, English-style, compact and free-blooming

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

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

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

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

THE SQUIRE (Austin 1977) exquisitely formed crimson; short, persistent, shrub

THOR (Horvath 1940) Ohio-bred setigera climber, huge bright crimson blooms

*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

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


VIOLINA (Tantau 1997) elegant long-stemmed hybrid tea; Van Fleet pink

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

WARM WELCOME (Warner 1991) tithonia orange climbing mini (upright, no sprawl)

WILLIAM MORRIS (Austin 1998) vigorous, tall, fully cupped pale apricot-pink

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Austin 1987) crimson, the original and still quite charming

*WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2000 (Austin) crimson, spectacular blooms when well fed

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 SOLD OUT

CROIX DE BRAHY heirloom pink, wide habit

ETHEL M WEBSTER palest pink, earlier than most prestonias

FERNAND PEGOT magenta/pink, rarely in commerce

FRANK'S FANCY striking modern dark purple

FREDERICK DOUGLASS blue, Rochester family SOLD OUT

GEORGE EASTMAN rich cerise julianae hybrid

GLORY enormous magenta florets, correctly named SOLD OUT

HOLGER very late white, best Finnish lilac SOLD OUT

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 ABEL CHATENAY heirloom double white, abundant

MME LEON SIMON heirloom double lavender, rare SOLD OUT

MAIDEN'S BLUSH pink, healthy, early to bloom

MARECHAL FOCH heirloom reddish-pink SOLD OUT

MARGARET FENICCHIA purple-violet, Rochester family

MARIE FRANCES best pink, compact, Fiala

McMASTER CENTENNIAL huge white panicles

MISS MILLIE double bright rose, tall, upright

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 SOLD OUT

NADEZHDA double blue/mauve, Communist lilac

NARRAGANSETT lavender, fast-growing

OLD GLORY early-blooming blue/purple (perhaps counterintuitively, much newer than Glory)

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
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 SOLD OUT

PRIMROSE Holden selection of soft yellow vulgaris SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT

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


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 1 December 2021.