SALLY HOLMES ROSE

Photo from Heirloom Roses


Hybridizer – Robert A. Holmes
Introduced in U.K. by Fryer’s Roses in 1976

  
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Take time and smell the rosesRoses have been around for millions of years which just prove that roses are not difficult to grow. The Rose is also our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.

Sally Holmes Rose was introduced in 1976 and is a cross between Ballerina, a hybrid musk and Ivory Fashion, a Floribunda.  A single rose of five petals with bloom size of 3” to 4” across with yellow stamens.  Sally Holmes Rose is classified as a shrub but it is so vigorous, it can easily be grown as a climber.  I have seen Sally Holmes Rose at a friend’s front yard and it is quite a sight.  The rose grows all the way to the second floor, it has to be tied strongly to the wall for support.  It can grow from 6’ as a shrub and up to 12’ as a climber with almost thornless canes.  Sally Holmes Rose is considered a white shrub rose but her tight buds will appear light apricot maturing to white with a tint of pink at the edges.  Foliage is glossy and very disease-resistant.  It is also shade tolerant.  It has a sweet fragrance.  If you are an exhibitor, it constantly wins awards at the show table.  Sally Holmes Rose is truly a spectacular rose.

Awards: 
Baden-Baden GM 1960
Glasgow – Fragrance 1993
Portland GM 1996

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