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New Canadian roses disease resistant, cold-hardy and low maintenance

A cold tolerant, disease resistant rose variety is the dream of many a landscape gardener in the world’s cooler northern regions.

It may soon be a dream no more.

Dr. Rumen Conev

Dr. Rumen Conev, Vineland’s lead rose breeder

Dr. Rumen Conev is leading a breeding program at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre that is developing landscape and garden rose varieties that will be resistant to Black Spot, survive frigid Canadian winters, and thrive in our shortened growing season – all while producing plentiful blooms and sporting glossy dark green foliage. Continue reading