Dunnville Horticulture Society
Canadian Shield Rose

A Rose By Any Other Name

A rose by any other name …
Marlene Link shares some information about a new variety of rose, the Canadian Shield

OPINION Feb 12, 2019 by Marlene Link The Sachem

Lots of people give and receive roses around Valentine’s Day. – Metroland file photo

February is heart month with Valentine’s Day to express our love. Lots of people will send or receive roses. On that note, it brings my attention to what is new in roses.

The Canadian Shield rose is the first variety released by the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

Canadian Shield is cold hardy, disease resistant and low maintenance. It is also tolerant of black spot and powdery mildew. It is a large bush, covered with vibrant full red flowers and dark green glossy leaves.

It blooms and repeats from July to October, zoned 2B. It is also self-cleaning, meaning the petals fall off, which eliminates pruning and dead-heading. This rose sounds like a dream for all rose lovers!

Why not join other gardeners and would-be gardeners at our next program night on February 21?

Our speaker will be Dr. Janice Gilbert, who will present on invasive phragmites.

The Dunnville Horticultural Society meets every third Thursday at the Optimist Club Hall, 101 Main St., from 7 9 p.m.

You can also visit us online on our Facebook page or at www.dunnvillehortandgardenclub.org

For questions or comments, contact president Deb Zynomirski at 416-566-9337 or debzyn@gmail.com.

Marlene Link is a member of the Dunnville Horticultural Society.