Canada's National Hardy Rose Program

The rose program at Vineland focuses on breeding cold hardy roses, developing disease resistance screening techniques and understanding consumer preference and markets for Canadian roses. The first commercial release from Vineland’s Canada's National Hardy Rose Program is Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection. This made-in-Canada collection includes low-maintenance versatile garden and landscape roses that 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 Shield™, is making its debut for Canada’s 150th birthday and has been named Canada Blooms’ 2017 Plant of the Year. For more information, visit

Funding Partners & Collaborators

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Bailey Nurseries
Bylands Nursery
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
Corn Hill Nursery
Growing Forward 2
JC Bakker & Sons Wholesale Nurseries
Jeffries Nurseries
Landscape Alberta
Landscape Manitoba
Olds College
University of Saskatchewan
Van Belle Nursery