Freedom Gardens

World-Class Rose Collection

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

We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Garden Days this year, every Sunday in June.  There are five Sundays in June this year, and we'll be open on each of them.

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.

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.  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

ALAIN BLANCHARD (Vibert 1839) famously spotted dusky violet gallica, now hard-to-find

ALIDA LOVETT (Van Fleet 1909) fragrant large-flowered climber, strawberry milkshake pink

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

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

AMBROISE PARE (Vibert 1846) endless mauve and purple variations, fully double gallica

APOTHECARY'S ROSE (primeval) R. gallica officinalis, never hard-to-find until now

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

AUGUSTA LUISE (Tantau 2000) multi-petaled confection of apricot, orange and pink $60

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

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) 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

BENJAMIN ALEXANDER (Schroeck 2024) double mauve hybrid musk, color-pop sprays



BENTHEIMER GOLD (Kordes 2016) long amber sprays, superior floribunda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CARDINAL HUME (Harkness 1984) plum-puple rosettes in attractive sprays, free-blooming

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

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

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

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

CITY OF YORK (Tantau 1945) bright white, yellow boss, big-spray repeating rambler

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

COCONUT ICE (Kordes 2013) prolific pink/white cupped, most fun of all the grandifloras

COFFEE BREAK (Tantau 2008) deep russet orange, brown and old gold; long-stem HT $60

COLE'S SETTLEMENT (Shoup 2008) sprays of 5-petal pastel cream, superb autumn bloom

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

CORAL LIONS ROSE (Kordes 2020) as one might expect, coral-orange Lions-Rose sport

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

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

COURAGE (Kordes 2020) big pastel buff HT, spiraled before quartering, will win Queens

CREAM PUFF (Bennett 1981) blushing pink, very early miniflora, now rare

CRIMSON GLORY (Kordes 1935) classic deep red HT, famously fragrant, original bush form

DELPHINE (Tantau 2014) productive, long-stemmed, English-style orange-pink $40

DIANE SOMMERS (Sproul 2022) charming 5-petal mini perisca, coral pink/cerise patch

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

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

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

DR HELFFERICH (Lambert 1919) hybrid tea, groundbreaking coral color still unique today
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

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

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

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

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

EARTH ANGEL (Kordes 2015) fragrant, quartered, soft rose pink sprays; superb health

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

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

ERIC TABARLY (Meilland 2003) voluptuous crimson English-style, short climber or shrub

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

FARA SHIMBO (Barden 2005) elegant, healthy moss; nearly black with golden stamens

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

FESTIVAL FANFARE (Ogilvie 1986) watermelon stripes on chalk, tall sport of Fred Loads

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

FLAMING STAR (Kordes 2018) golden yellow/scarlet hybrid tea, awesome in autumn

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

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

FORSTMEISTER HEIM (Geschwind 1887) full-petaled mauve-red in sprays; hybrid bourbon

FT WORTH BLUES (Schneider 2023) large double mauve shrub; foliage green and cool

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

FRANCIS BLAISE (Guillot 2000) very full, almost overflowing, orange-pink English-style

FRAU KARL DRUSCHKI (Lambert 1901) ivory tower hybrid perpetual, heading toward HT

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

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

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

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

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

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

GILDA (1887) double, pink and deeper pink in sprays, most fragrant Geschwind

GLENN DALE (Van Fleet 1927) whopping yellow-cream blooms, shade tolerant rambler $40

GOLDEN EYE (Lim 2004) brilliant vermillion in ideal sprays; tall and healthy shrub

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

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

GRUAUD LAROSE (Adam  2014) big, beautiful globular blooms; pale pearl buttercream

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

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

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

HEALTHCARE HERO (Singer 2022) pink with hints of sunshine, healthiest miniflora

HEAVEN ON EARTH (Kordes 2004) giant peony-like coral orange blooms, floribunda $40

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

HIGH VOLTAGE (Lim 2009) vigorous , winter-hardy yellow shrub; shapely blooms in sprays

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

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

HOME AND GARDEN (Kordes 2002) healthy pure pink floribunda; old-fashioned bloom

INDIGO (Laffay 1830) compact constant-blooming purple portland

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

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

JOHN DAVIS (Svejda 1986) up-for-anything tall double pink; ultra-hardy, drought-resistant

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

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

KISS ME KATE (Kordes 2016) very fragrant, quartered, rose-pink,; healthy+ shrub/climber

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

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

LADY ELSIE MAY (Noack 2002) superior coral-orange shrub from the Flower Carpet people

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

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

LILIAN AUSTIN (1973) wide-petaled coral flame; like a winter-hardy Pernetiana $40

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

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

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

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 HERSILIE ORTGIES (Soupert & Notting 1868) soft lilac-pink, tea-infused HP

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

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

MARINETTE (Austin 1995) wide-petaled rose/white, long stems, 1960s hybrid tea vibe $40

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

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

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

MIDSUMMER (Tantau 2009) startling henna and blond; many-petaled, fragrant $60

MIER Y TERAN (Shoup 2005) extremely globular soft pink blend; tall, healthy shrub

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

MIRANDA (deSansal 1869) free-blooming candy pink Portland, excellent round habit

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

MODERN ART (Tantau 2020) large, petal-packed English-style; shades of pink $50

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

MOONLIGHT (Kordes 2006) clear yellow, edged pink; healthy, shrubby climber

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

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

MORNING MIST (Austin 1997) orange-coral, superior single-petaled shrub $40

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

"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

NEW FACE (Briant 1978) 5-petaled salmon pink with yellow heart, spinosissima ancestry

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

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

ORFEO (Leenders 1963) fragrant, deep red large-flowered climber, freer Guinee

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

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

PEACH MELBA (Kordes 2019) vivid apricot/orange/pink; full-petaled, healthy climber

PENNY LANE (Harkness 1998) ruffly honey-cream climber, beneath blue suburban skies

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

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 groundcover / rambler

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

PINK SARASTRO (Kress 2007) trustworthy, flat double blush, thornless Austrian rambler

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

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

POETRY (Kordes 2019) very healthy floribunda; smothered in soft pink, scalloped blooms

POLAR VORTEX (Schneider 2024) climbing sport of Polar Express, to 12'+ in northern Ohio

POMPONELLA (Kordes 2006) constant candelabras, rich pink globular blooms $40

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

POULSEN'S PEARL (1949) 5-petaled floribunda in sprays; at once airy and bold

PRAIRIEVILLE PRINCE (Barocco 2022) orange-pink English style; upright, tall, hardy

PRISTINE PAVEMENT (Baum 1990) poorly named but beautiful pure white rugosa hybrid

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

QUICKSILVER (Kordes 2015) large many petaled-mauve blooms, upright healthy climber

R B G (Singer 2020) yellow blend miniflora, perfect exhibition form, many Queens

RADWAY SUNRISE (Waterhouse 1962) color-changing shrub: yellow → orange → red

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. 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. SETIGERA pink, the Prairie Rose, famously dioecious American species

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

"ROSE PETALS HOPPER" profuse deep pink china $15


ROSENFASZINATION (Kordes 2014) mauve/grey/lilac, healthy large-flowered floribunda

ROSENSTADT FRIESING (Kordes 2004) unique ruffly tricolor; healthy shrub

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

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

RUGELDA (Kordes 1989) polished shrub, large double yellow blushed pink, rugosa genes

RUTHIE'S ROSE (Singer 2020) white/rose pink miniflora; reliable for garden and show

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

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

SCHOOL SPIRIT (Leong 2012) splashy floribunda, bright yellow, streaked red

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

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

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

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

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

SUPER DOROTHY (Hetzel 1986) repeating version of classic pink rambler Dorothy Perkins

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

SWEET CHILD OF MINE (Tantau 2010) abundant cream English-style in large sprays $40

SWINGER (Jolly 1984) rare bright yellow mini; originally promoted for hanging basket use

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

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

THE OPTIMIST (deRuiter 1955) gold-medal winning maize/rose floribunda, now very rare

THE PRIDE (Nirp 2018) spectacular huge, deeply cupped, fragrant, lavender hybrid tea

THE REEVE (Austin 1979) charming, fragrant, nodding, globular rose pink; compact $60

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

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

VLATAVA (Bohm 1936) lovely, rare double mauve rambler; just the right amount of vigor

VULCANO (Kordes 2019) vermilion, tinted copper and gold; large cupped, quartered blooms

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

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

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 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

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

DEBBIE LYNN long-stemmed ruby red hybrid tea SOLD OUT


ESTHER JERABEK pink polyantha-style floribunda SOLD OUT

FOREVER, MICHAEL JON pure pink grandiflora SOLD OUT

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

JULES full-bodied red climber, repeating well

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

LORI rich orange, healthy large-flowered climber

MARS WAGAR purple, fragrant, compact English-style shrub 2021 INTRODUCTION $25

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

MELVIN pink/cream/mauve floribunda $25

MILAN white/red floribunda, huge exhibition sprays SOLD OUT

OUR PEARL vigorous climber, white with pink edge

PATRICIA C OPPMANN white floribunda, early Jerabek SOLD OUT

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

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

PAW MAW mauve grandiflora, individually and in sprays SOLD OUT

PEGGY M yellow and pink hand-painted English-style 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

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

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 SOLD OUT

THE CLERK large, bright red English-style 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

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 $40 per plant, payable when the order is placed. Some especially difficult-to-propagate or extremely high-demand roses cost more, as noted.  All cultivars priced at more than $40 are strictly one-per-customer per year.  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

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

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

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 $50

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

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

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

ANN HENDERSON (Fryer 2004) free-blooming, vigorous, russet floribunda

ANNA DE DIESBACH (Lacharme 1858) in color, form and fragrance, the perfect pink HP

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

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

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 Lambelin, 1 white stripe per petal

*ASCHERMITTWOCH [Ash Wednesday] (Kordes 1955) large climber, ghostly grey $50

*ASCOT (Tantau 2008) like a red bomb peony all summer long $50

ASPIRIN ROSE (Tantau 1997) profuse white shrublet, for centenary of Bayer aspirin

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

AUBADE (Nirp 2021) hefty pastel yellow hybrid tea, sometimes Green Island-style

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

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

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

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

BARONNE NATHANIEL de ROTHSCHILD (Pernet 1885) superb powder pink HP
BASYE'S LEGACY (1968) single-petaled bright pink in sprays, thornless and tough

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

BELLE STORY (Austin 1984) very fragrant, wide-petaled coral pink; sprawly shrub $50

BIBI MAIZOON (Austin 1989) extraordinarily profuse pink shrub, long cutting stems $50

BILL WARRINER (1996) mainstream coral pink floribunda, good to cut, hard to find

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

BLUE GIRL no, not that one! Free-blooming, fragrant, compact flora-tea (Sauvageot 2009)

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

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

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

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

*CAFE (Kordes 1956) fascinating brown, old-fashioned form, fragrant, compact $50

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

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 $50

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

CERISE BOUQUET (Tantau 1937 or Kordes 1958--they don't know!) uncommon shrub

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

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

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

CHAPEAU DE NAPOLEON (1723) the famous Crested Moss, lavish centifolia sport $50

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 $50

*CHAUCER (Austin 1970) large, fragrant, cupped, light pink blooms; compact shrub $50

*CHOCOLATE SUNDAE (Meilland 2009) 85% cocoa, 15% brick; large-flower climber $50

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE (2003) gaudy orange-red with salmon, atypical Austin $50

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

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

*CLAIRE ROSE (Austin 1990) quiet pink, packed with petals and fragrance $50

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

CLASSIC WOMAN (Meilland 2008) prized white sport of Yves Piaget $50

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

CLIO (Paul 1894) heavy-blooming, high-centered, sugar pink hybrid perpetual $50

COLCESTRIA (Cant 1916) gorgeous, plush, satin pink blooms on arching climber $50

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 Austin English rose $50

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

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) free-blooming, pure pink cupped rosette $50

COUNTRY LADY (Harkness 1988) shapely warm orange HT, profuse, good to cut $50

COUNTRY LIVING (Austin 1991) delicate light pink blooms on winter hardy shrub $50

*COUNTRY MUSIC (Harkness 1998) pink/yellow floribunda (miniflora by 2024 standards)

CRAZY FASHION (NIRP 2013) insane red and pink stripes on blank-canvas HT; vigorous

CRESCENDO (Zary 2011) cream and pink exhibition hybrid tea, best on its own roots

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

*CYMBELINE (Austin 1982) gorgeous dove grey, arching, intensely fragrant $50

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

DAMES DE CHENOCEAU (Delbard 2003) fragrant, very full English-style, soft apricot-pink

DEMBROWSKI (Vibert 1849) deep cerise red hybrid perpetual with vigor, repeats well

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

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

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

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

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

DOCTOR JACKSON (Austin 1987) vigorous 5-petaled red spinossima hybrid, super-rare $60

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DUNWICH ROSE (1954) prostrate, spreading Scots Briar; 5-petal yellow cream

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

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

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

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

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

ENGLISH GARDEN (Austin 1990) perfectly formed apricot-yellow, compact shrub $50

ERINNERUNG AN BROD (Geschwind 1886) superb quartered violet-purple, repeating

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

EUGENE E MARLITT (Geschwind 1900) maroon-rose, bushy bulletproof bourbon

*FAIR BIANCA (Austin 1982) classic white floribunda-style English rose $50

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

*FALSTAFF (Austin 2000) crimson: fat, vain and happy (in a good year) $50

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

FELICITE PARMENTIER (1834) sophisticated alba, pearl pink pompons in sprays

FIRED UP (Meilland 2013) yellow/orange/red striped floribunda; ready-to-go in warm places

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 $50

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

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

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

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

FRANCOIS COPPEE (Ledechaux 1895) vivid crimson HP; rare Autumn star

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, almost double $50

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

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

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

GELBER ENGEL (Kordes 2003) hyper-vigorous, winter-hardy, yellow floribunda-shrub
GENERAL CAVAIGNAC (Margottin 1850) crimson-scarlet HP with real Old Rose character

*GEOFF HAMILTON (Austin 1997) bounteous soft pink chalices, vigorous shrub $50

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

GEORGETTE (Kordes 1995) reliable semi-double pink, 2nd best floribunda named Georgette

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

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

GLAMIS CASTLE (Austin 1992) compact, free-blooming white (sometimes kissed pink) $50

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

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

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

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

HAMBURG (Kordes 1935) Crimson Glory's semi-double shrub cousin, quite rare $50

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

HAPPY PIANO (Tantau 2007) jovial pink version of Piano $50

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

HEATHER AUSTIN (Austin 1997) rich dusky rose-pink in large cups, upright $50

HEAVENLY PINK (Lens 1997) heavy-blooming hybrid musk; ascending pyramidal sprays

*HEAVENLY ROSALIND (Austin 1995) stamens star in sprays of pastel 5-petal blooms $50

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

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

HEINRICH KARSCH (Leenders 1927) cute, prolific mauve polyantha

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

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

HETTIE (Barden 2004) vanilla white English-style short climber; eager repeater

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

HIROSHIMA'S CHILDREN (Harkness 1985) 'Peace' re-created as elegant floribunda $60

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

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

*INDIAN SUMMER (Pearce 1991) cognac buff hybrid tea, fragrant and good to cut $50

INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE (Harkness 1984) purple patio rose

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

JACQUELINE DU PRE (Harkness 1988) semi-double cream, super stamens, blooms early

*JAQUENETTA (Austin 1983) free-blooming, large semi-double apricot-peach $50

JAYNE AUSTIN (Austin 1990) elegant amber [yes, we have spelled this correctly ;)] $50

JERI JENNINGS (Barden 2007) very full, golden yellow, arching hybrid musk

JOHN HOPPER (Ward 1862) very full, very fragrant lilac-pink HP; correctly named

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

JUBILEE (Walsh 1897) very rare HP: superb purple sprays, but not that perpetual $50

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

JULIET (Paul 1910) unique, utterly charming bicolor HP; rosy crimson/buff gold $50

JULIETTE GRECO (Delbard 2000) bohemian gold; 80 petals unfolding, but not immediately

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

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

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

KATHRYN MORLEY (Austin 1990) beautiful cupped blooms, shades of lighter pink $50

KRONBURG CASTLE (Poulsen 1995) vigorous, intensely red floribunda/shrub

LA FONTAINE AUX PERLES (Adam 2013) old-fashioned chiffon pink, very glossy & tall

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

LA NOBLESSE (Pastoret 1856) large, very fragrant, silvery pink; more compact centifolia

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 $50

LADY SALISBURY (Austin 2012) rare pink, popular with people named Lady Salisbury  $50

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

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

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

LAWRENCE JOHNSTON (Pernet-Ducher 1923) vigorous yellow climber, rich man's Le Reve

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

LEANDER (Austin 1982) amber-orange in spays, sometimes more vigor than blooms $50

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

LEMON BLUSH (Sievers 1988) huge lemon-colored, lemon-scented blooms, thornless $50

LEMON ELEGANCE (Jones 1965) long out-of-commerce HT; stately child of Narzisse $50

LEONARDO DA VINCI (Meilland 1994) very double, quartered, rose pink in sprays
LEOPOLD RITTER (Geschwind 1900) large, bright red, centifolia-like hybrid multiflora

*LILAC ROSE (Austin 1990) large ultra-fragrant blooms, soft pink rinsed in lavender $50

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

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

LORDLY OBERON (Austin 1982) shrub, most like a repeating Constance Spry $50

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 $50

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

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

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

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

MME JULES GROLEZ (Guillot 1896) very rare hybrid perpetual like-HT, pink blend $50

MME PAULE MASSAD (Guillot 1997) sauvignon blanc-scented English-style, chamois-pink

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

MANLY WOODBURY (Schneider 2023) deep coral pink rugosa hybrid, large hips color early

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

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

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

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

MARIANNE (Barden 2004) breath-taking apricot gallica/centifolia, best Barden here $50

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

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

MARILYN WELLAN (Edwards 2006) Lite Brite red exhibition hybrid tea

MARQUISE DE BALBIANO (Lacharme 1855) rare mauve bourbon, dislikes extremes

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

MARY LOVETT (Van Fleet 1915) pure white climber, shyest of the Lovett sisters

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

*MARY WEBB (Austin 1984) fragrant, free-blooming, butter yellow shrub $50

MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE (Austin 1996) pink, English charm + Explorer hardiness $50

MECENE (Vibert 1845) compact gallica, white stripes running out of deep pink petals $50

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

MELODY MAKER (Dickson 1990) spectacular orange-red exhibition floribunda $50

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

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

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

MR E E GREENWELL (Harkness 1978) textbook rosy salmon floribunda, very hard-to-find

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MORTIMER SACKLER (2003) pink; supporting player in Dopesick and Austin pantheon $50

MUSICIAN (Wright 1953) rare rugosa X spinosissima; surprising red/yellow/grey blend

NAHEMA (Delbard 1998) almond blossom pink shrub-climber, fragrant and full $50

NANCY JEAN (Rickard 2004) apricot, world's largest miniflora rose

NARZISSE (Krause 1942) maize yellow pre-Peace exhibition hybrid tea $50

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

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

NIGRETTE (Krause 1934) deepest crimson; compact, free-blooming hybrid tea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*OSHUN (Barden 2004) golden peach goddess of beauty $50

*OTHELLO (Austin 1986) rough-hewn blended crimson; very large, very fragrant $50

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

*PAPI DELBARD (1995) large-flowered cantaloupe-orange climber, fragrant $50

PAROLE (Kordes 2002) coral cerise hybrid tea; huge blooms, powerful fragrance

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

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

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

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

PERDITA (Austin 1983) lovely soft yellow-peach, barely double, superb scent $50

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

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

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

PIANO (Tantau 2008) productive English-style hybrid tea, shades of red $50

PICTURE PERFECT (Wambach 1995) impossible-to-find pink blend hybrid tea $50

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

PIKE'S PEAK (Gunter 1940) semi-double cerise; staunch, granite hardy, acicularis hybrid

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

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

PIROUETTE (Poulsen 2004) lush sprays, very full coral pink rosettes, compact climber

POMPON VERANDA (Kordes 2008) big sprays; very full ivory-pink, lime edge $50

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

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

POTIFAR (Poulsen 1979) large apricot-buff in sprays; generous nearly-gone grandiflora

*POTTER & MOORE (Austin 1988) big, puffy, rose pink blooms, and lots of them $50

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

PRAIRIE PEACE (Erskine 1975) spectacular tall HSpin, yellow/peach/pink $50

*PRETTY JESSICA (Austin 1983) intricately formed deep pink, very fragrant, compact $50

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

*PROSPERO (Austin 1982) perfectly symmetrical deep crimson, needs coddling in Ohio $50

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

QUAKER STAR (Dickson 1991) bright orange, silver reverse; floribunda-like grandiflora

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

*RADIO TIMES (Austin 1994) classic clear pink rosettes, very fragrant $50

RANDY SCOTT (Smith 2008) large white exhibition hybrid tea

RAUBRITTER (Kordes 1936) macrantha hybrid; pink balloons of early summer

RED DAGMAR (Spek 1997) exquisite 5-petaled bright cherry, often in large sprays $50

*RED INTUITION (Delbard 2004) extravagantly striped exhibition hybrid tea $50

RED LION (McGredy 1964) enormous hybrid tea, legacy show rose, now very rare

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

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

REINE OLGA VON WURTEMBERG (Nabonnand 1881) Jekyll favorite cherry noisette

RETRO (Meilland 1980) large, perfectly quartered camellia pink; unicorn Austin facsimile $50

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 $50

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

*R. FEDTSCHENKOANA  repeating white; secret ingredient in some recent Austins

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

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

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

ROSANNA (Kordes 1982) resiliant, fast-repeating climber; very double salmon-orange

ROSE D'AMOUR (<1759) R. virginiana with twice as many petals!

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

ROSENDORF UFHOVEN (Kordes 1949) rare sweetbriar hybrid; large, double, cherry red

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

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

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

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

"RUTH'S GERMAN ROSE" violet-lilac gallica/china, double, very free blooming

ST CECILIA (Austin 1987) pale apricot-pink chalices, breaking hearts in cold places $50

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHARIFA ASMA (Austin 1989) free-blooming, compact, fragrant, pastel blush $50

SHASTA (Schwartz 1962) snow white floribunda, enduring but extremely rare $50

SHERRY (McGredy 1960) distinctive very double floribunda, tawny blood orange

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

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

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

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

SILVER PHANTOM (Rennie 1988) sleek, high-centered, rare Canadian mini $50

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

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (Austin 1992) full-petaled cerise-crimson, Old Rose scent $50

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

SIWA (1910) many-petaled light pink, most elegant of Geschwind's creations

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

*SONIA RYKIEL (Guillot 1995) coral; outshines many Austins in fragrance, form $50

SONNENWELT (Kordes 2013) floriferous moundy shrub, apricot orange

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

SOUVENIR DE LA MALMAISON (Beluze 1843) perfect pearlescent bourbon


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

SOUVENIR DE McKINLEY (Godard 1902) powder pink, very rare HP X HT $50

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

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

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

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

SPIRIT OF FREEDOM (Austin 2003) exquisite, free-blooming, 180-petaled lilac pink $50

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

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

STANWELL PERPETUAL (Lee 1838) classic repeating spinosissima, large double pale pink

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

STEPHEN RULO (Chaney 2009) large exhibition blooms in Koko Loko colors $50

*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 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 PAROLE (Pawsey 2011) generous, very fragrant, rose pink sport of Parole

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

THE COUNTRYMAN (Austin 1987) rugged, fragrant. deep pink OGR-like shrub $50

THE DARK LADY (Austin 1991) tree peony-like crimson blooms, sprawly shrub $50

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

THE ENDEAVOUR (Austin 2006) compact orange-pink shrub with fragrance $50

*THE PRINCE (Austin 1990) deep crimson to extraordinary royal purple $50

*THE SQUIRE (Austin 1977) exquisitely formed crimson; short, persistent, shrub $50

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)

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

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

*TRADESCANT (Austin 1993) blackest Austin, intricately formed, compact $50

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

TROPICAL SUNSET (McGredy 1996) yellow/orange striped hybrid tea; front yard favorite

TURBO (Meilland 1994) lustrous coral pink rugosa hybrid, fully double and straight-up

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

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

VARIEGATA DI BOLOGNA (Bonfiglioli 1909) tall bourbon; big, striped globular blooms

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

VERSCHUREN (1904) come for boldly variegated foliage, stay for exquisite pink blooms $50

*VERSIGNY (Guillot 1998) many petaled warm apricot-orange, a French Summer Song $50

VESPER (LeGrice 1966) scrolled golden tan, charming floribunda

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 $50

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)

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

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

WEDDING PIANO (Tantau 2013) bridal white version of Piano $50

WENLOCK (Austin 1984) very fragrant crimson, more eager than some red Austins $50

WHEELER DEALER (McFadden/Grass 2018) show MinFl, pale pink Tammy Clemons sport

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

*WILLIAM MORRIS (Austin 1998) vigorous, tall, fully cupped pale apricot-pink $50

*WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Austin 1987) crimson, the original and still quite charming $50

*WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2000 (Austin) crimson, spectacular blooms when well fed $50

WINDRUSH (Austin 1984) glowing pale yellow, semi-double, vigorous $50

WISE PORTIA (Austin 1982) fragrant, double, compact; somewhat purple $50

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 $50

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

YESTERDAY (Harkness 1974) superb lavender polyantha/shrub

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 SOLD OUT

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 KIM ubiquitous but very useful dwarf Korean lilac 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 SOLD OUT

MONIQUE LEMOINE heirloom double white

MOUNT BAKER white, wide, prolific SOLD OUT

MY FAVORITE double deep magenta/purple SOLD OUT

NADEZHDA double blue/mauve, Communist lilac SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT

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 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 20 February 2024.

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