Canada's National Hardy Rose Program

The rose program at Vineland focuses on breeding cold hardy garden and landscape roses, developing disease resistance screening techniques and understanding consumer preference and markets for Canadian roses. The first commercial releases from Canada's National Hardy Rose Program are part of Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection. The roses  are low-maintenance and continuously bloom all summer long. They are also disease resistant and winter hardy to -40ºC meaning there are no shrinking violets in this collection. The roses are products of Canada’s national rose program established in 2010 at Vineland in partnership with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association. The first release in the collection, Canadian ShieldTM, was named Canada Blooms’ 2017 Plant of the Year. The second release, Chinook SunriseTM will be available in 2019, followed by Aurora BorealisTM in 2021. For more information, visit

Funding Partners & Collaborators

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Bylands Nursery
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
Corn Hill Nursery
Eagle Lake Nurseries
JC Bakker & Sons Wholesale Nurseries
Jeffries Nurseries
Van Belle Nursery