Sally Holmes Rose

White Climbing or Shrub Roses

salley holmes rose

The Sally Holmes Rose, produces large, tightly packed trusses of rich, Ivory-White single flowers, with golden stamens.

These white climbing roses are reminiscent of giant Hydrangea blooms.

Once the blooming begins, the show continues all season. There will be over 60 blooms to a truss. It is always in bloom! However the repeat bloom is not as spectacular as the first spring flush.

The blooms are exquisite and transition from a pink-apricot bud to a creamy white single bloom with a hint of pink.

Type Climbing Rose

Hybridizer Holmes 1976

Blooms Large, creamy white single flowers are 3 1/2-4' with 5-8 petals

Growth Habits Very vigorous, upright, bushy 6-12' tall

Foliage large, dark green,glossy

Fragrance slight

Awards Baden-baden Gold medal 1980, Portland Gold medal 1993

Hardy Zone 4-10

The creamy white, single petals develop a pinkish blush as they mature. The flowers are ruffled, and come in tight clusters, sometimes as big as a soccer ball!

Even if you don't dead head these roses, they will continue to bloom all season.

These white shrub roses, are very resistant to disease, and extremely hardy.


In cooler climates, the rose will fade to pink, but warmer climates will see more of a fade to white. This rose is actually a Shrub rose, that can be kept in bounds with harsh pruning. It also makes a wonderful climber, growing up to 12 feet.

In warmer climates, it will grow more rapidly, and canes will get much thicker ( as much as several inches in diameter).

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