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 Cut Flowers, 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.

Jackson and Perkins One Year Roses

What to Expect

If this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.

Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.

Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.

Bareroot Roses

You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.

Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval

Each Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.

Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation Process

Our roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval

Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process

Our roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.

At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.

World's Finest Roses

Jackson and Perkins World's Finest Roses

The Jackson and Perkins Difference

Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.

Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.

All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.

Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process

Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.

The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.

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