Freedom Gardens

World-Class Rose Collection

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

Thank you to everyone who visited, from near and far, during our Open Garden Days last June, and by appointment throughout the rest of the growing season.  Our garden is now closed for the winter.  We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Garden Days this year, 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 continue to offer a 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 2023. 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

ALDEN BIESEN (Lens 1996) vigorous hybrid musk; hydrangea-like sprays, soft pink/white

ALIDA LOVETT (Van Fleet 1909) fragrant blended pink large-flowered climber

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

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

ASHLEY ELIZABETH (Schroeck 2023) 5-petal cherry red; mini child of Chateau de Vair 93

BALLERINA (Bentall 1937) classic pink blend hybrid musk, billowing clusters

BALTIMORE BELLE (Feast 1843) white setigera, for Napoleon's American sister-in-law

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

BARONNE NATHANIEL de ROTHSCHILD (Pernet 1885) superb powder pink HP

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

BASYE'S LEGACY (1968) single-petaled bright pink in sprays, thornless and tough

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

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

BELLA NITIDA (Uhl 1994) frostproof bright pink species hybrid; perfume, hips

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

BESS LOVETT (Van Fleet 1915) fragrant rose-red climber, long lost or confused

BILL REID (AgCanada 2011) apricot yellow blend, most cheerful of hardy Canadians

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

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

BREEZE HILL (Van Fleet 1926) lovely, fragrant, double cupped, apricot buff climber $40

BRINDABELLA FIRST LADY (Gray 2019) bright lavender pink, healthy floribunda-shrub

BRINDABELLA PINK PRINCESS (Gray 2020) healthy, fragrant floribunda-shrub

BRINDABELLA RED EMPRESS (Grey 2019) healthy, vigorous, scarlet floribunda-shrub

CAMILLE BERNADIN (Gautreau 1865) ruffly red blend HP; over-delivers size & scent

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

CAREFREE MARVEL (Meilland 2001) semi-double coral-cherry in sprays, lustrous leaves

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

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

CHANELLE (McGredy 1959) lovely, fragrant pastel cream/blush; large for a floribunda

CHARLES XII (Dickerson 2004) rich pink many-petaled modern bourbon with vigor

CHATTOOGA (Williams 2004) tall, heavy-blooming reddish pink miniature, hybrid tea form

CITY GIRL (Harkness 1994) bright pastel climber (...though she was country raised)

CORAL DAWN (Boerner 1952) blended pink large-flowered climber, vigorous and healthy

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

COUNTRY LIVING (Austin 1991) delicate light pink blooms on winter hardy shrub $30

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

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

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

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

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

EIFFELZAUBER (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

ELIZA (Kordes 2005) robust, large-flowered, long-stemmed hybrid tea; rich silvery pink

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

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

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

FELIX LECLERC (Svejda 2007) super-healthy, very winter hardy, deep coral pink

FIMBRIATA (Morlet 1891) double blush rugosa, petals arranged like Boris Johnson's hair

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

FOCUS (Noack 1997) amazingly healthy grandiflora in sprays, peach pink

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

FOUR SISTERS (S Schneider 2019) Seven Sisters reinvented as a 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

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

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

GOLDEN HOLSTEIN (Kordes 1989) shocking, fragrant, semi-double floribunda in sprays

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

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

GYPSY SUE (ARE 2015) tall, apricot, English-style shrub; quite hardy for its color

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

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

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

HART CRANE (Schneider 2010) purple 5-petal rugosa hybrid, a top exhibition classic shrub

HEAVENLY ROSALIND (Austin 1995) stamens star in sprays of pastel 5-petal blooms $30

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

HIPPOLYTE (early 19th century) deep purple on white ground, vigorous gallica hybrid

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

INDIGO (Laffay 1830) compact constant-blooming purple portland

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

JOSEPHINE RITTER (Geschwind 1900) very full, mid-size, deep pink hybrid multiflora

JOY (Clemons 2007) superior white/pink miniature, often in sprays, for garden and show

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

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

KEITH'S DELIGHT (Moore 2005) shiny yellow blushed pink, shrubby hybrid rugosa

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

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

LADY STUART (Portemer 1851) unclassifiable hybrid perpetual, bourbon or china; blush

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

LARISSA (Kordes 2009) big sprays of cream/pink rosettes; arching floribunda/shrub

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

LEONARDO DA VINCI (Meilland 1994) very double, quartered, rose pink in sprays

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

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

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

MME DE SEVIGNE (Moreau-Robert 1874) tall pink bourbon, worth writing home about

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

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

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

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

MARIE-JEANNE (Turbat 1913) old-fashioned white in sprays; elegant, productive polyantha

MARY WALLACE (Van Fleet 1924) large-flowered warm pink climber, repeating when happy

MEIN SCHONER GARTEN (Kordes 1997) endless double pink blooms, healthy shrub

MEL'S HERITAGE (Barden 2009) repeating wichurana, full-petaled apricot coral

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

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

MRS F W SANFORD (Curtis 1898) less silvery sport of Mrs John Laing; excellent HP

MRS KEAYS' SNOW BUSH (<1930) relentless rambler; 5-petal white, vivid yellow stamens

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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 DAWN (Dreer 1930) classic climber, repeating sport of Dr W VanFleet

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

NYMPHE EGERIA (Geschwind 1892) lovely sprays of full-petaled pink, tall shrub

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

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

OMI OSWALD (Lens 1998) enchanting hybrid musk, palest yellow, perfect sprays

ORANGE SENSATION (deRuiter 1961) classic floribunda, now out of American commerce

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

PARKZIERDE (Geschwind 1909) intensely red, centifolia-like bourbon hybrid

PAUL'S SCARLET CLIMBER (1916) old-timey favorite suburban rambler

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

PERENNIAL BLUSH (Mehring 2007) pliable, shade-tolerant, repeating rambler

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

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

PINK SOUPERT (Gunning 1896) perfectly miniaturized OGR, strong repeat

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

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

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

PURPLE SKYLINER (Cowlishaw 2003) cool climber from the Rhapsody in Blue guy

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.  CALIFORNICA PLENA (Geschwind 1894) rich pink, super fragrance, arching

R. CANINA FROEBELII (1890) European understock, also superb wildlife hedge

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

R. PISOCARPA pink, the Cluster Rose, renowned for pea-like fruit

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

"ROSALIND" very early-blooming pink Old Garden Rose, damask/spinosissima?


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

RUBY QUEEN (Van Fleet 1899) double light crimson/pink over white; quite rare rambler

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

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

SCHLOSS SEUSSITZ (Dechant 1936) large yellow blooms on 9' arching shrub, very rare

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

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

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

SILVER GHOST (Kordes 2004) rampant single-petaled shrub, very healthy, never invisible

SILVER MOON (VanFleet 1910) large round blooms, rambler for siding barns

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

SIR THOMAS LIPTON (VanFleet 1900) upright, double, very white; polite rugosa hybrid

SNOW PAVEMENT (Uhl 1984) superior hybrid rugosa; crystal white, subtle lavender sheen

SOUVENIR DE LA MALMAISON (Beluze 1843) perfect pearlescent bourbon


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

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

STAR OF THE REPUBLIC (Shoup 2004) quartered golden amber, fat and happy

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

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

THE CHARLATAN (Meilland 2007) exquisite 5-petal shell pink, like Dainty Bess on Botox

THE COUNTRYMAN (Austin 1987) rugged, fragrant. deep pink OGR-like shrub $30

THE FAIRY (Bentall 1932) our big-spray clone of the classic pink polyantha

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

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

TIGER TAIL (Christensen 1992) exquisitely striped orange floribunda, already rare

TRIOMPHE DE CAEN (Oger 1861) rare hybrid perpetual; brilliant scarlet, shaded purple

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

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

WARTBURG (Kiese 1910) tough rambler, large pink blend sprays over a long season

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

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

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

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

ZEUS (Kern 1959) Ohio-introduced golden yellow climber, repeats and survives

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

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

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

FOREVER, MICHAEL JON pure pink grandiflora

JERRY 'Double Delight' re-imagined as a grandiflora

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 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

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 SOLD OUT

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

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

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

SUE DICKMAN floribunda, bright coral orange with silver SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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 or extremely high-demand 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.


ACROPOLIS (Meilland 2002) russet/ivory/green sprays; more vigor than most weird colors

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

ALEXIS LEPERE (Vigneron 1875) very rare hybrid perpetual, large scarlet blooms

ALLEGRA (Barden 2004) 100+ quartered petals, clear rose pink, modern gallica

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

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

AMES CLIMBER (Maney 1932) hulking blanda X multiflora, thornless, rose pink pre-Buck

ANASTASIA (Adam  2014) many-petaled ivory-buff hybrid tea; long, healthy stems

ANN HENDERSON (Fryer 2004) free-blooming, vigorous, russet floribunda; often in sprays

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

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

ARNOLD (Dawson 1893) long-lost reddish purple ruogsa X HP, born at Harvard's arboretum

ART NOUVEAU (James 2010) funky floribunda child of R Lambelin, 1 white stripe per petal

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

*ASCOT (Tantau 2008) like a red bomb peony all summer long $40

ASHLEY (Tantau 2014) productive, long-stemmed English-style orange pink

ASTRID GRAFIN VON HARDENBERG (Tantau 2002) striking black-purple, very fragrant

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

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

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

BELLE ISIS (Parmentier 1845) lovely blush gallica, no suckers, Austin ancestor

BELLE STORY (Austin 1984) very fragrant, wide-petaled coral pink; sprawly shrub $40

BERLIN (Kordes 1949) single-petaled shocking orange on sturdy shrub

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

BIBI MAIZOON (Austin 1989) extraordinarily profuse pink shrub, long cutting stems $40

BILL WARRINER (1996) mainstream coral pink floribunda, good to cut, hard to find
BLACK COUNTRY PRIDE (Cowlishaw 2008) true mauve floribunda, exhibition sprays

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

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

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

BRIGHT SMILE (Dickson 1981) cheerful, compact, early-blooming yellow floribunda

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

CAFE (Kordes 1956) fascinating brown, old-fashioned form, fragrant, compact $40

CAPTAIN CHRISTY (Lacharme 1873) productive, long stemmed, heirloom HT; soft pink

CAPTAIN HARRY STEBBINGS (1980) big, high-centered deep pink Old School hybrid tea

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

*CARAMEL ANTIKE (Kordes 2005) many-petaled golden amber, long cutting stems $40

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

CAROLINE DE SANSAL (Desprez 1849) sturdy HP packed with pale pink crepe petals

CELSIANA (<1732) ethereal semi-double damask, luminescent light pink

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

CESKE PRACI CEST (Vercera 1970) sturdy cerise rambler for proletariat & bourgeoisie

CHANTAL MERIEUX (Guillot 2000) large, quartered, raspberry pink; memorable scent

CHARDON (S Schneider 2000) breath-taking 9' white fountain, like an atomic Snowbelt

CHARLEMAGNE (Dorisy 1836) historic early HP, named for ancestor of many genealogists

CHARMING PIANO (Tantau 2013) charismatic pink version of Piano $40

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

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

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

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

*CLAIRE ROSE (Austin 1990) quiet pink, packed with petals and fragrance $40

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

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

CLEsong (Clements 2001) 5-petal red blend, best of several roses named for A L McDowell

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

CLIO (Paul 1894) heavy-blooming, high-centered, sugar pink hybrid perpetual $40

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

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

COMMANDANT BEAUREPAIRE (M-R 1874) stunning bourbon, bold crimson/lilac stripes

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

CONSTANCE SPRY (1961) big fragrant pink globes, the original David Austin English rose

COQUETTE DES BLANCHES (Lacharme 1871) full-petaled, heavy blooming white bourbon

CORPORAL JOHANN NAGY (Geschwind 1890) crimson-violet setigera hybrid, big sprays

CORYLUS (LeRougetel 1988) blooms, autumn foliage color & hips; a rose for all seasons

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

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

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

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

*CRESSIDA (Austin 1983) nodding apricot-peach, sprawly shrub, child of C F Meyer $40

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

CUYAHOGA (Poulsen 1994) rich coral; local favorite in National Parks series of shrubs

*CYMBELINE (Austin 1982) gorgeous dove grey, arching, intensely fragrant $40

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

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

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

DINKY (Velle 2003) normal-size deep rose-pink hybrid musk, tightly packed sprays

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

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

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

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

DR MERKELEY (<1924) large, double, fluffy rose pink; spinosissima from Siberia

DOMINIC SUNSET (Barden 2002) exquisitely formed vivid peach, bracteata background

DOORENBOS SELECTION (~1950) extra-good spinosissima, rosy-purple all summer

DORNROSCHEN (Kordes 1960) large salmon-pink in sprays, acicularis ancestry

DORNROSCHENSCHLOSS SABABURG (Kordes 1993) dramatically spiraled pink shrub

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

DOUBLE CARLOS RED (Erskine) amazing acicularis x woodsii, profuse bloom and hips $40

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

DUCHESSE DE ROHAN (Leveque 1847) vigorous portland, purple/rose/lilac kaleidoscope

DUKE OF EDINBURGH (Paul 1868) burly crimson HP, strong repeat, correctly named

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

ECLAIR (Lacharme 1883) exceptional crimson hybrid perpetual, delicious when fresh

ELIZABETH STUART (Guillot 2004) yellow-apricot English style, hardy here in zone 5b

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

*EMILY (Austin 1992) cup-and-saucer blooms of pastel pink; second-rarest Austin $40

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

ENGLISH GARDEN (Austin 1990) perfectly formed apricot-yellow, compact shrub $40

ERNST G DORELL (Geschwind 1897) massive month-long bloom, elegant cerise sprays

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

FAIR BIANCA (Austin 1982) classic white floribunda-style English rose $40

FAIR MOLLY (Moore 1999) semi-double white polyantha, compact and free

FALSTAFF (Austin 2000) crimson: fat, vain and happy (in a good year)

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

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

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

*FISHERMAN'S FRIEND (Austin 1988) crimson, best rose named for a cough drop $40

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

FLORENCE DELATTRE (Guillot 1997) mauve English-style shrub; neat, compact habit

FLOWER POWER (Kordes 1994) compact, heavy-blooming, coral-salmon floribunda

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

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

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

FRAGEZEICHEN [Question Mark] (Bottner 1910) determined rambler, large pink blooms


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

FRECKLES (Buck 1976) pale orange-pink with strawberry daubs and... freckles

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

FRUHLINGSDUFT (Kordes 1949) jumbo creamy apricot, superb scent, just about double

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

FUTTACKER SCHLINGROSE (Geschwind 1900) light crimson, quintessential pillar rose

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

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

GEBRUDER GRIMM (Kordes 2002) tangerine/lemon bicolor, big bloom, impact floribunda

GENERAL CAVAIGNAC (Margottin 1850) crimson-scarlet HP with real Old Rose character

*GEOFF HAMILTON (Austin 1997) bounteous soft pink chalices, vigorous shrub $40

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

GEORGETTE (Interplant 1983) excellent white floribunda, clockwork sprays, now rare

GESCHWIND'S SCHONSTE (1900) prolific crimson in neat sprays, beautiful indeed

GIPSY BOY (Geschwind 1909) tall bourbon hybrid, magenta-violet, prodigious spring bloom

GLENN DALE (Van Fleet 1927) whopping pale yellow-cream blooms, shade tolerant rambler

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

GOLDMARIE 82 (Kordes) winter-hardy floribunda of ideal habit, brilliant and reliable

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

GRANDMA'S LACE (Clements 1994) double pale pink HMsk/rambler, Sexy Rexy X Trier

GREAT WALL (Lim 2005) healthy, heavy-blooming bright cerise shrub, ideal 5' hedge

GREEN SNAKE (Lens 1987) adventurous ground-hugger, white blooms (green leaves)

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

GROS CHOUX d'HOLLANDE [Big Cabbage of Holland] (very old) classic centifolia

GRUSS AN KOBLENZ (Kordes 1963) tough red climber, kordesii X eglanteria

GUY DE MAUPASSANT (Meilland 1994) 90-petaled sprays, formerly flesh pink

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

HAPPY PIANO (Tantau 2007) jovial pink version of Piano $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

HEIDELBERG (Kordes 1959) large, wide, bright red blooms; tall floribunda-kordesii

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

*HENRY HUDSON (Svejda 1976) glowing double white; sturdy rugosa hybrid

HENRY NEVARD (Cant 1924) big red, the very model of a modern hybrid perpetual

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

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

*HIROSHIMA'S CHILDREN (Harkness 1985) 'Peace' re-created as elegant floribunda $40

HOT CHOCOLATE (Simpson 1986) unique rusty orange floribunda, from New Zealand

*INDIAN SUMMER (Pearce 1991) cognac buff hybrid tea, fragrant and good to cut $40

INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE (Harkness 1984) purple patio rose

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

*JAQUENETTA (Austin 1983) free-blooming, large semi-double apricot-peach $40

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

JUBILEE (Walsh 1897) very rare HP: superb purple sprays, but not that perpetual $40

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

*JULIA'S ROSE (Wisbech 1980) famous parchment tan hybrid tea, rewards TLC

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

KAFFE FASSETT (Tantau 2018) superbly fragrant mauve floribunda, healthy, winter hardy

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

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

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

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

LADY SALISBURY (Austin 2012) scarce pink, popular with people named Lady Salisbury

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

LARRY DANIELS (Liggett 2000) soft pink sport of Grandmother's Hat, free-blooming HP

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

LEANDER (Austin 1982) warm amber-orange in spays, sometimes more vigor than blooms

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

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

LEMON ELEGANCE (Jones 1965) long out-of-commerce HT; stately child of Narzisse $40

LEOPOLD RITTER (Geschwind 1900) large, bright red, centifolia-like hybrid multiflora

LICHTERLOH (Tantau 1955) saturated red, floribunda-like hybrid musk

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

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

LILLIAN GIBSON (Hansen 1938) hybrid blanda, Secrest star still shining in Freedom

LITTLE RAMBLER (Warner 1995) never-ending light pink, big sprays, free-standing shrub

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

LUCETTA (Austin 1983) free-blooming, fragrant, wide-petaled, soft apricot-pink

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

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

MADISON (Poulsen 1993) big-spray pink shrublet for constitutionalists and cheeseheads

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

MME JEANNINE JOUBERT (Margottin 1877) rare bourbon, 100-petal deep pink saucers

MME ROSA MONNET (Monnet 1885) super-rare HP; rich raspberry pink, fragrant, compact

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

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

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

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

MARIANNE (Barden 2004) breath-taking apricot gallica/centifolia, best Barden here

MARIANNE TUDOR (Fryer 1989) gold medal-winning bright red hybrid tea, now rare

MARIATHERESIA (Tantau 2004) petal packed pastel pink in sprays, beautiful + productive

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

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

MARTINE GUILLOT (Guillot/Massad 1996) superb shrub, white HT-like blooms in sprays

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

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

MECENE (Vibert 1845) compact gallica, white stripes running out of deep pink petals $40

MEG (Gosset 1954) large, nearly single-petaled buff-peachcot saucers; rangy climber

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

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

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

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

*MISS LORRAINE (Eve 2001) rare light pink grandiflora from France

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

MRS JOHN McNABB (Skinner 1941) double blush, polar-hardy beggeriana X rugosa

MRS R B SHARMAN-CRAWFORD (Dickson 1894) long-stem, rose pink, tea-influenced HP

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

MORTIMER SACKLER (2003) pink; supporting player in Dopesick and Austin pantheon

MUNCHEN (Kordes 1940) large-flowered, free-blooming, scarlet-crimson hybrid musk

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

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

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

NIMBUS (LeGrice 1989) full-petaled floribunda; shades of mauve and slate

NORDHAUSEN (Krause 1940) tall, very winter hardy, carmine shrub

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

OPEN ARMS (Warner 1996) coral-orange blizzard; winter-hardy statement shrub

OSHUN (Barden 2004) golden peach goddess of beauty

*OTHELLO (Austin 1986) rough-hewn blended crimson; very large, very fragrant blooms

PAPI DELBARD (1995) large-flowered cantaloupe-orange climber, fragrant

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

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

PAUL RICAULT (Portemer 1845) easy centifolia, jumbo blended pink, fragrant+

PAUL'S EARLY BLUSH (1893) charming pale Heinrich Schultheis sport, early blooming HP

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

PERDITA (Austin 1983) lovely soft yellow-peach, barely double, superb scent $40

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

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

PERLE VON WEISSENSTEIN (Schwarzkopf 1773) historic German gallica, muddled pink

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

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

PHILADELPHIA RAMBLER (VanFleet 1904) juicy clusters, crimson/pink

PIANO (Tantau 2008) productive English-style hybrid tea, shades of red $40

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

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

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 $40

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

PORTLANDIA (Clements 2002) peach/pink/orange, poor man's Augusta Luise

POSTILLON (Kordes 1998) large yellow shrub, despite snow, rain, heat or gloom of night

POTTER & MOORE (Austin 1988) big, puffy, rose pink blooms, and lots of them $40

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

PRETTY JESSICA (Austin 1983) intricately formed deep pink, very fragrant, compact $40

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

PROSPERO (Austin 1982) perfectly symmetrical deep crimson, needs coddling in Ohio $40

PROVINS PANACHE (Fontaine 1860?) international striped rose of mystery, bourbon/HP

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

PURPLE LODGE (Orard 2011) stunning English-style, color absent from Austin's palette

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

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

RADIO TIMES (Austin 1994) classic clear pink rosettes, very fragrant $40

RANDY SCOTT (Smith 2008) large white exhibition hybrid tea

RED DAGMAR (Spek 1997) exquisite 5-petaled bright cherry, often in large sprays $40

*RED INTUITION (Delbard 2004) extravagantly striped exhibition hybrid tea $40

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

*REICHPRASIDENT VON HINDENBERG (Lambert 1933) humongous light pink HP

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

RETRO (Meilland 1980) large, perfectly quartered camellia pink; rare Austin facsimile $40

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

ROCHESTER CATHEDRAL (Harkness 1987) Cardinal Hume's ecumenical pink sibling

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

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

ROSALITA (Lens 1997) delightful 5-petaled white hybrid musk, show sprays

ROSEMANTIC PINK (Sauvageot 2016) peony-like rose pink, heavy bloom, compact

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

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

RUHM VON STEINFURTH (Weigand 1920) the elusive Red Druschki

RUSKIN (Van Fleet 1928) broad-shouldered, large-flowered, double, crimson hybrid rugosa

ST CECILIA (Austin 1987) pale apricot-pink chalices, breaking hearts in cold places $40

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

SAPPHO (unknown) more compact version of Alba Semi-plena, should be better known

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

SATINA (Tantau 1992) award-winning, compact, everblooming mound; The Fairy pink

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

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

SCHON INGEBORG (Kiese 1921) shades of light pink HP, branching and free

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

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

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

SHASTA (Schwartz 1962) snow white floribunda, enduring but extremely rare $40

SHI-UN [Purple Cloud] (Suzuki 1984) hard-to-find Japanese mauve hybrid tea

SIDONIE (Dorisy 1846) prolific, overstuffed, rich pink HP; George Sand's favorite rose

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

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

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

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

SOEUR EMMANUELLE (Delbard 2006) lovely lilac-rose, named for France's Favorite Nun

*SONIA RYKIEL (Guillot 1995) coral; outshines many Austins in fragrance, form $40

SONNENWELT (Kordes 2013) floriferous moundy shrub, apricot orange

SOURIRE d'ORCHIDEE (Croix 1985) lovely 5-petal arching shrub, mauve buds open white

*SOUVENIR DE LOUIS AMADE (Delbard 1998) lilac-pink English-style, strong myrrh

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

SOUVENIR DE PHILEMON COCHET (1899) doubler Blanc Double de Coubert

SOUVENIR DE VICTOR LANDEAU (Moreau-Robert 1890) bright rosy carmine bourbon

*SPICED COFFEE (McGredy 1991) unique mocha-beige HT, often approaching lavender

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

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

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

*STEPHEN RULO (Chaney 2009) large exhibition blooms in Koko Loko colors $40

STRAWROSE (S Schneider 1998) deep red polyantha, for everlasting floral arrangements

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

SUMMER DREAM (Fryer 1990) cute apricot-orange rosettes, compact cluster floribunda

SUMMER JOY (Walsh 1911) late-blooming double rambler, white buds open rose

SUMMER LADY (Tantau 1991) elegant, hard-to-find, salmon-pink hybrid tea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THUSNEDLA (Muller 1886) large soft pink; rugosa X Gloire de Dijon (because they could)

TIKI (McGredy 1965) elegant coral pink blend floribunda, usually one-per-stem

*TRADESCANT (Austin 1993) blackest Austin, intricately formed, compact $40

TWICE IN A BLUE MOON (Tantau 2004) free-blooming, fragrant mauve HT; show form

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

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

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

VERSCHUREN (1904) come for boldly variegated foliage, stay for exquisite pink blooms $40

VERSIGNY (Guillot 1998) many petaled warm apricot-orange, a French Summer Song

VIBRANT VONNIE (Roussell 2019) white/pink hybrid tea, exhibition potential

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

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


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

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)

WASAGAMING (Skinner 1939) superior double clear pink, (rugosa X acicularis) X bourbon

WENLOCK (Austin 1984) very fragrant crimson, more eager than some red Austins

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

*WILLIAM MORRIS (Austin 1998) vigorous, tall, fully cupped pale apricot-pink $40

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

*WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2000 (Austin) crimson, spectacular blooms when well fed $40

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

*WOLLEY-DOD'S ROSE (<1770) R. pomifera with more petals, same great hips

WOMAN'S VALUE (Kordes 1984) rare pumpkin orange HT; large blooms/strong stems $40

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 SOLD OUT

ATHELINE WILBUR double magenta/pink, upright, Fiala introduction

AVALANCHE white, tall, Fiala introduction SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT

CONGO heirloom magenta-red SOLD OUT

CROIX DE BRAHY heirloom pink, wide habit

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

FERNAND PEGOT magenta/pink, rarely in commerce SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT

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 violet, superb Communist lilac SOLD OUT

LILAC SUNDAY profuse lavender SOLD OUT

LOIS AMEE UTLEY pink/lavender, Fiala introduction SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT

MARIE FRANCES best pink, compact, Fiala SOLD OUT

McMASTER CENTENNIAL huge white panicles SOLD OUT

MISS MILLIE double bright rose, tall, upright SOLD OUT

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

MONGE heirloom red-violet

MONIQUE LEMOINE heirloom double white

MOUNT BAKER white, wide, prolific

MY FAVORITE double deep magenta/purple 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 SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT
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 SOLD OUT

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

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 SOLD OUT

UTRO MOSKVY double lilac-pink, Communist lilac SOLD OUT

VESTALE heirloom pure white, now quite rare SOLD OUT

VICTOR LEMOINE heirloom double lavender, rare SOLD OUT

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

WESTON'S RAINBOW kaleidoscopic foliage, violet florets SOLD OUT

YANKEE DOODLE rich purple, Fiala introduction, the correct lilac SOLD OUT

"YANKEE FOOLED YA" excellent tightly-packed lavender modern vulgaris, sold as Yankee Doodle by several nurseries $20

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

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

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

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

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

...and one rescued lilac


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 2 February 2023.

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