Canada Blooms is excited to announce that it has chosen for its flower of the year the new Canadian Shield™ rose. The Canadian Shield™ rose has been selected from the Vineland Research & Innovation (Vineland) rose breeding program. This new variety of rose, branded and marketed by Vineland will make its debut in gardens next summer in time for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration. It’s the first rose in a curated collection to be released in the coming years and known as Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection.
The Canadian Shield™ is a versatile garden and landscape rose with a more than one-metre spread, plenty of full, red flowers and glossy green foliage. It’s a repeat bloomer that stays stunning throughout the entire garden season. Just as its name suggests, the Canadian Shield™ rose is a hardy flower that’s resistant to black spot and winter hardy from coast to coast.
Come see the Canadian Shield™ rose on display at Canada Blooms in March, and discover why you should have it in your garden for Canada Day 2017.