Sally Holmes Climbing Rose



Truly One of the Greatest Roses of All Time

Big clusters of dainty flowers turn from apricot to white to rose.

Large, wide-open white flowers with yellow stamens provide a dramatic, dominant presence in your garden or floral display.

One of the most celebrated and popular roses of all time. Prolific as a shrub or as a climber, Sally Holmes Climbing Rose draws attention with its magnificent size and beauty.

Resembling hydrangea heads, Sally Holmes Climbing Rose with huge bloom clusters open from buff-colored buds into spectacular single, white flowers, each composed of only 5 to 8 soft, subtly wrinkled petals. The creamy 3- to 4-inch blooms debut in masses in late spring, flourishing until fall.

Sally Holmes Climbing Rose is vigorous and adaptable to temperature extremes, including stifling heat, and is quite resistant to pests and disease. Sally Holmes Climbing Rose is nearly thorn-less, making Sally Holmes Climbing Rose a good choice on arbors and pergolas where guests may brush against its canes.

Flushed with apricot in the spring, the blooms are at their whitest and brightest in the summer before acquiring a rosy-pink tint late in the season. What a sight they are on the garden floor as they fall, creating a rich pool of color.

Sally Holmes Climbing Rose thrives in well-drained soil and full sun, but is tolerant of some shade. Dramatic in clusters, Sally Holmes Climbing Rose produces beautiful, highlighted single flowers on side branches. Do make Sally Holmes Climbing Rose part of your garden.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Species hybrid
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Climbing
Plant Height 6 ft - 12 ft
Bloom Size 3 in - 4 in
Petal Count 8
Additional Characteristics Arches, Easy Care Plants, Repeat Bloomer, Trellises
Bloom Color Light Pink, White
Bud Shape Pointed, Small
Flower Shape Single
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Light, Sweet
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Landscapes, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 8 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

May 24, 2017

Anxious to see the results

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Really excited to see how this Sally Holmes Rose works in my garden! I was encouraged to buy it from you by all the positive reviews this rose had on your site.

from VT
September 19, 2016

Love love

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Within a matter of weeks this grew so big and and beautiful. I chose a winner!

Ginger from IL
July 17, 2016

Fast growing

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I loved how fast it grew for me. It blooms full and in a big bunch. A must have.

Ginger from IL
July 17, 2016

Fast growing

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I loved how fast it grew for me. It blooms full and in a big bunch. A must have.

Ginger from IL
June 13, 2016

What a performer!!!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is a strong rooted, prolific producer of simple cream/light yellow roses with gorgeous orange stamen. Very attractive. Buds are beautiful too. It does have a mild scent but nothing to write home about. I ordered two plants and both seem to be favorite of some leaf eating caterpillars. Nothing major. The plants seem not be bothered. Every year, I buy a few roses from J&P. I love the quality of the plants and I keep coming back year after year..

Ash from NJ

Choosing Your Roses

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
Own root Bare root Roses

Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.

All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.

Container Roses

Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

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The Jackson & Perkins Difference

Jackson & Perkins is one of the most recognized names in the gardening industry. In fact, for decades rose lovers have considered Jackson & Perkins synonymous with great roses. How has Jackson & Perkins earned this reputation? Simple, for over 100 years we have brought our customers the world's finest selection of roses.

Jackson & Perkins became a leader in the world of roses by producing dozens of award-winning roses. Jackson & Perkins has won more All-America Rose Selection awards than any other US company. In addition to the AARS awards, Jackson & Perkins has won numerous other awards, including the coveted Golden Rose of The Hague and the Royal National Rose Society’s President’s International trophy, among others.

From seed to market a new garden rose can take 8 to 10 years to develop. Every year, thousands of seedlings are grown but only a handful are selected to move into the trial phase. During this time, potential new roses are grown and evaluated in different climatic regions of the country. Our rosarians are looking for rose bushes that have stronger disease resistance, vigorous growth habits, and clean healthy foliage. When it comes to blooms, they are looking for improved flower form, unique colors, and strong fragrance.

Today Jackson & Perkins offers over 200 varieties of roses that includes a broad selection of exclusive roses, historical favorites, and innovative genetics from hybridizers around the world. We have two seasons each year for roses. In the spring, we offer bare root rose bushes, bare root 36” trees, 24” patio trees, and container grown roses. Our fall season is all bush roses, and they are available in 2QT and 1GL containers.

Whether you are new to roses or are an experienced rosarian, our online store has rose varieties for you. Our website is packed with information. You will find each rose fully described and lots of articles and videos that will help answer all your questions. Our call center staff have decades of experience and are just a phone call away.

Jackson & Perkins is here to help you in every way on your rose-growing journey.  There is no other plant in the garden that comes in more colors, fragrances, shapes, or forms, or performs as many functions than roses do.

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