New Roses for 2019

February 24, 2019

Each year as new roses appear, Rosarians around the world unite to try these latest introductions. Whether it be for hardiness, garden performance, fragrance, disease resistance or simply bragging rights, there are always so many new selections worth a try. Here are some of our top picks for 2019

rose ancient mariner

The Ancient Mariner
English Rose

Inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, this rose was one of the last English Roses released by the late David Austin (world renowned rose breeder) before his passing in 2018. This rose delivers an abundance of larger than life blooms on an equally oversize shrub.  Flowers are a deep pink and heavily petaled (160+ petals), which pale to a lighter shade on the outer edges. Once fully open, golden stamens make their presence, adding to the charm of this variety. Flowers release a powerful old rose scent, blooming June to October on a 4′ x 3′ shrub.  Excellent disease resistance, great cutflower.  Zone 5

Chinook Sunrise - Hardy Shrub Rose

Chinook Sunrise
Hardy Shrub Rose

Following the footsteps of the introduction of “Canadian Shield” a few years back comes the latest in the series of Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection of hardy roses for the prairies. This incredible rose produces a riot of blooms in a blend of exotic coral colours with a light rose scent. This low maintenance tidy shrub rose has a vigorous habit, growing 4′ in height with a spread of 4′.  Tolerant of black spot and other rose diseases.
Zone 3

All Dress Up Rose

All Dressed Up

Long lasting, non-fading pink blossoms with a uniquely crisp apple fragrance best describes this wonderful new introduction. Long stems make this rose ideal for cutting. With a vigorous, tall and upright stature, this rose has dark green glossy foliage and displays enhanced disease resistance through all its trials. Plants reach a height of 4′ with a 3-4′ spread.  Zone 4

Celestial Night Rose

Celestial Night

Deep plum purple is the most challenging colour to attain in the rose breeding world and Celestial Night has it! Combined with disease resistance and vigour, this rose has Ebb Tide as one of its parent forms. Large blooms are a deep plum purple, fully double, ruffled and exude a please subtle fruity fragrance. Foliage is a rich glossy green on this rounded shrub.
Zone 4

Maurice Utrillo Rose

Chinook Sunrise
Hardy Shrub Rose

Developed in France and named after the French impressionist painter, this amazing rose displays much vigour, producing large clusters of stunning double camellia-like blooms in a kaleidoscope mix of bright red, peach, cream and white tones which fade to a pink edging. Flowers exude a medium to strong herbaceous scent spring to autumn. The plant’s habit is short and compact with healthy disease resistance.  Zone 4