Freedom Gardens

World-Class Rose Collection

Hard-to-find Roses for Sale in Pots

We look forward to welcoming everyone to our Open Garden Days in 2020, every Sunday in June. For those of you interested in purchasing roses, we have a superb crop 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.

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 beginning in June or possible shipment in the fall. 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.


ALCHYMIST (Kordes 1956) old-fashioned old gold, large-flowered rambler/shrub

ALOHA (Boerner 1949) large-flowered, fragrant, salmon-pink pillar, Austin ancestor

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

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

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

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

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

BABY LOVE (Scrivens 1992) 5-petaled, pure yellow mini-shrub, very healthy and prolific

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

CAPTAIN SAMUEL HOLLAND (Ogilvie 1992) large, wide, very hardy shrub, 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

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

CINDERELLA (Kordes 2004) many-petaled pure light pink, climber or tall shrub

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

CORNET (Lacharme 1845) very early, very rare hybrid perpetual, carmine pink

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

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

DIXIELAND LINDA (Beales 1996) apricot salmon sport of Boerner's Aloha

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 Kordes-like climber

DUPUY JAMAIN (Jamain 1868) ultra fragrant hybrid perpetual, crimson with silvery reverse

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

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

EVEREST DOUBLE FRAGRANCE (Beales 1980) tall, free-blooming, pale honey floribunda

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

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, Rainier cherry in sprays

FIREBIRD (Kordes 2016) dazzling yellow-red floribunda, always in bloom

FISHER HOLMES (Verdier 1865) siren red HP, keeps blooming while growing taller

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

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

FOCUS (Noack 1997) amazingly healthy and productive large grandiflora, peach pink

FOLKLORE (Kordes 1977) tall, spiraled hybrid tea, orange with biscuit reverse

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

FORGOTTEN DREAMS (Bracegirdle 1981) hugely fragrant Crayola red hybrid tea

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

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) healthy, winter-hardy, golden yellow floribunda/shrub

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

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

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

GRUSS AN GERMERSHAUSEN (Alfons 1926) eyecatching rambler, 5-petaled redcurrant

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

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

HARISON'S YELLOW (1830) the Yellow Rose of Texas and Pioneer Rose everywhere else

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

HEINRICH KARSCH (Leenders 1927) cute, prolific mauve polyantha

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

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

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

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

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

KASHMIR (Lim 2009) rich crimson hybrid tea-type blooms, upright free-blooming 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 FRANCE (Guillot 1867) light pink, the original hybrid tea, still vigorous and fragrant

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

LATSCH PINK (S Schneider 2010) the repeating gallica some have been waiting for

LIME SUBLIME (Dickson 2005) very clean white floribunda, buds washed green

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCHIONESS OF LORNE (Paul 1889) vigorous hybrid perpetual, cerise with hint of silver

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

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

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

MERVEILLE DE LYON (Pernet 1882) silky white long-lasting hybrid perpetual

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

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

MOORE'S STRIPED RUGOSA (2005) cheerful shrub from the Wizard of Visalia

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

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

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

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

MY VALENTINE (Moore 1975) deep red true miniature, impressive sprays

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


NEW CENTURY (VanFleet 1900) extremely rare pink blend rugosa, sucker-free

NIGHTINGALE (Herholdt 1970) from South Africa, pink HT that cannot be killed

OH HAPPY DAY (Kordes 2016) super-healthy soft apricot-orange grandiflora

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

PALOMA BLANCA (Buck 1984) most bang from a Buck, superior white shrub

PARK WILHELMSHOHE (Kordes 1987) notably clean modern gallica, softer pink

PAUL NEYRON (Levet 1869) huge blooms, huge fragrance, Neyron pink


PERENNIAL WHITE (Mehring 2008) big sprays on fast-repeating rambler

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

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

PIERRE NOTTING (Portemer 1863) beautiful HP, crimson with purple sheen

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

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

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

QUADRA (L'Assomption 1993) bold red, largest blooms in Explorer family

QUEEN OF HEARTS (Kordes 2009) overlooked coral orange floribunda/shrub

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

ROBUSTA (Kordes 1979) rugosa hybrid; winning sprays of 5-petaled red blooms

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

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

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

SAARBRUCKEN (Kordes 1959) vigorous, semi-double scarlet, huge trusses

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

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

SCHNEEWALZER (Tantau 1987) elegant white climber, large shapely blooms

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

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

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

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

SOARING SPIRITS (Carruth 2005) large climber, rose streaks on butter yellow

SONNENWELT (Kordes 2013) floriferous moundy shrub, apricot-orange

SOUVENIR DE LA MALMAISON (Beluze 1843) perfect pearlescent bourbon


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

SPENSER (Paul 1892) fluffy light pink HP; habit like a super-charged portland

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

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

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

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

TENDER BLUSH (Sievers 1988) soft pink, vigorous, large-flowered modern alba

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

THE COUNTRYMAN (Austin 1987) rugged, fragrant, deep pink OGR-like shrub

THE FAIRY (Bentall 1932) our clone of the famous pink polyantha, great sprays

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

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

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

TURBO (Meilland 1994) lustrous coral pink rugosa hybrid, fully double and tall

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

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

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

VILLE DE ST DENIS (Thomas 1853) sleek hybrid perpetual, rich pink variations

WHITE ROADRUNNER (Uhl 2003) shrubby pure white hybrid rugosa

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

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

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

YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL (Fryer 2013) soft pink in sprays, plus-size floribunda

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 SOLD OUT

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

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

DEBBIE LYNN long-stemmed ruby red hybrid tea SOLD OUT


ESTHER JERABEK pink polyantha-style floribunda SOLD OUT

FOREVER, MICHAEL JON pure pink grandiflora SOLD OUT

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

JULES full-bodied red climber, repeating well SOLD OUT

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

LORI rich orange large-flowered climber SOLD OUT

MARS WAGAR 100-petaled purple, very fragrant, compact shrub 2021 INTRODUCTION

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

PATRICIA C OPPMANN white floribunda, early Jerabek SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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 SOLD OUT

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

SUE DICKMAN floribunda, bright coral orange with silver SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT

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.  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.


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

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

AUGUSTA LUISE (Tantau 2000) multi-petaled confection of apricot, orange and pink

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE DOCTOR (Howard 1936) big, blowsy, bright pink HT; full of fragrance and charm

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-, 3- and 5-gallon pots. $25 each.

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

ANABEL pink, tall, earliest to bloom

ATHELINE WILBUR double magenta/pink, upright, Fiala introduction

AVALANCHE white, tall, Fiala introduction

BETSY ROSS white, bushy habit, early to bloom

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

CATAWBA PINK seldom-seen double

CROIX DE BRAHY heirloom pink, wide habit

ETHEL M WEBSTER palest pink, earlier than most prestonias

FERNAND PEGOT magenta/pink, rarely in commerce SOLD OUT

FRANK'S FANCY striking modern dark purple

FREDERICK DOUGLASS blue, Rochester family SOLD OUT

IVORY SILK shapely tree, blooms late and long

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

KINGSVILLE blue, free-blooming

KOSMOS stunning purple, Communist lilac

LILAC SUNDAY profuse lavender SOLD OUT

LOIS AMEE UTLEY pink/lavender, Fiala introduction

MAIDEN'S BLUSH pink, healthy, early to bloom

MARECHAL FOCH heirloom reddish-pink

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.

MOUNT BAKER white, wide, prolific

NADEZHDA double blue/mauve, Communist lilac SOLD OUT

NARRAGANSETT lavender, fast-growing

OLIVIER DE SERRES heirloom double blue, rare SOLD OUT

P P KONCHALOVSKI big blue, Communist lilac

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

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

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 SOLD OUT

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

SARAH SANDS extremely purple, large florets SOLD OUT

SWEETHEART double, shades of pink

S. x CHINENSIS tall rosy purple SOLD OUT

S. VILLOSA bulletproof later-blooming pink

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

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

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 May 2020.