Sally Holmes Climbing Rose

Sally Holmes Climbing Rose

Versatile Habit, Nonstop Blooms!

One of the truly great roses of all time, Sally Holmes is a marvel no serious gardener should be without. This lovely Hybrid Musk, winner of countless awards, is renowned for its heady fragrance and generous bloom over a very long season. Whether you choose to grow it as a climber or a shrub, it will become the star of your rose garden, a landmark that always excites admiration.

Introduced in 1976, this rose sets masses of single 3½-inch blooms that open creamy-white. In late spring, when the first and heaviest flush appears, they are flushed with apricot upon first opening, In the summer heat, they are purest white. And toward autumn, when the temperature drops, they acquire rosy-pink tinges. Absolutely showstopping, their petals litter the garden floor and their presence is always breathtaking.

Sally Holmes reaches about 6 feet high and 5 feet wide if left alone to grow as a massy, billowing shrub. But if trained as a climber, it can reach 12 feet high. An excellent pillar rose, it also threads through fences, frames windows, and reaches through open-habit shrubs to find the sky.

Tolerant of some shade, Sally Holmes is nearly thornless. Such an adaptable performer in a wide variety of climates, it comes by its vigor honestly: it was bred from 'Ivory Fashion' x 'Ballerina.' You will love this magnificent rose, one of the finest ever grown. Enjoy it for decades to come. Zones 5-9.