Sally Holmes Pink-white Antique Climbing Rose
Big clusters of dainty flowers all season long!
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.
|Zone||5 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer - Late Summer|
|Plant Height||6 ft - 12 ft|
|Plant Width||3 ft - 5 ft|
|Bloom Size||3.5 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Flower, Fragrance|
|Bloom Color||Gold, White|
|Bud Shape||Pointed, Small|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Resistance||Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant|
|Season Of Interest||Summer|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
What to Expect
Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren’t dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like.