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, every Sunday in June. For the rest of the growing season we are open by appointment only for those wishing to purchase plants and/or books. While you are here you will be free to explore the garden at your leisure.  It's easy to make an appointment: just call Peter on 330.296.2618 or use the contact form on this webpage.

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 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.


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

AMERICAN LEGACY crimson 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

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

BELLE ROSINE (Vibert 1829) rare 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

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

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

CENTENAIRE DE LOURDES (Delbard 1958) blended soft 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

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

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

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

FERDINAND PICHARD (Tanne 1921) reliable pink and crimson striped hybrid perpetual

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

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

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

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

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

GLAD TIDINGS (Tantau 1989) award-winning glowing crimson floribunda, hybrid tea-type

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOLIE VERANDA (Kordes 2012) reliable rich coral orange floribunda

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

KONIGIN VON DANEMARK (Booth 1816) pinkest alba, lovely sprays all spring $40

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

"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, flat, purple blooms

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

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 (Uhll 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

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 RECHT (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

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

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

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


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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 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


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

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

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

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.  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LILAC ROSE (Austin 1990) large blooms, soft pink washed in lavender

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 light pink blooms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*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

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

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

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
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 28 July 2021.