August 17, 2022
Vineland introduces Yukon Sun rose

Yukon Sun is the latest addition to the popular Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection of made-in-Canada roses. The bright yellow rose has been released by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) and will be available in Canadian garden centres next spring. 

Yukon Sun™ is a golden yellow colour rose with dark   green foliage and early, continuous bloom. Growing to about 1 m in height, it is winter hardy to -35°C and   moderately resistant to black spot and powdery mildew.  

“Canadians have embraced these stunning Vineland roses since we first introduced the collection in   conjunction with Canada’s 150th anniversary   celebrations in 2017. We are excited to expand the collection once more with the addition of the first   yellow rose,” says Vineland President and CEO Ian Potter, PhD. “Yukon Sun™ was specifically bred for the Canadian climate and will brighten any outdoor living space with its warm, sunny hues.” 

Yukon Sun™ joins three other roses in the collection: the red Canadian Shield® released  in 2017, the coral Chinook Sunrise® available in 2019 and the pink Aurora Borealis® released in 2021. All Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection roses come from Vineland’s rose breeding program  and Vineland’s close collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association  (CNLA), which has owned the rights to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s hardy rose  breeding program for more than 10 years. Roses in the collection are known for being  low maintenance, black spot tolerant and able to withstand temperatures down to -35 to -40°C.  

“We value the ongoing partnership with CNLA and its members who are helping us  deliver what Canadian gardeners and consumers across the country are looking for:  hardy, beautiful and easy-to-grow roses thriving in Canada’s varied climates,” Potter added.  

More information about Yukon Sun™ and the rest of the collection is available at