Sally Holmes Climbing Rose

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Fancy an English-style garden dripping with creamy white Roses all summer long? Then don't miss out on our limited inventory of the beloved Sally Holmes Climbing Rose (Rosa 'Sally Holmes')! The study stems are full of lush green foliage that by late spring and early summer fills itself with tender pink buds that burst open into clusters of flat single white blooms with a golden crown in the center of each.

Sally Holmes is a large, high-performance but short Climbing Rose that grows 6 to 12 feet in height and is only 3-5 feet wide. Simply put, Sally Homes Rose blooms her head off! She produces outstanding trusses packed with plenty of pink-hued buds that open to reveal ivory petals around a burst of cheerful yellow stamens. Bedecking your garden with her lightly scented, single blooms and does so much more than acting as a mere ornamental vertical Rose.

You'll gain a versatile landscape specimen, armloads of cheerful blooms, and even double-duty garden additions for shade, privacy, and height! Plus, all the local butterflies will truly appreciate your thoughtfulness in providing these extended blooming nectar resources for their nutrition, too. You'll get beauty, charm, and a good deed all in one pretty package!

Planting and Application:

Even in very small spaces, Sally Holmes works beautifully to provide a privacy screen and garden feature. Train her up on a trellis and she'll reward you as a "flowering wallpaper" for a garden room. Even balcony and patio gardeners can add this space-saving vertical garden element to large planters and train them onto a trellis to create living walls that shade and screen your private areas. As always, train Climbing Roses onto arbors and garden pergolas!

Sally Holmes can also be used to add year-round visual interest on a Rose pillar or obelisk. These time-tested solutions bring structure to your garden, even in wintertime! Feel free to mix and match this pretty, multi-hued choice with any of our other Climbing Roses. Alternate with pink, yellow, or even striped selections for a customized look you'll adore each season!

What's more, versatile Sally Holmes can also be enjoyed as a vigorous Shrub Rose accent! They create a mounding and tumbling shrub that doubles as thorny defensive barriers and landscape definition. Plant several along a slope and you'll create a lovely and effective barrier planting to protect (and enhance!) your property. Use a single truss as an elegant cut flower arrangement on its own! You'll have plenty to choose from, and harvesting the blooms actually encourages more flower production!

  • Pink Buds, Single Creamy White Blooms & Golden Centers
  • Lush Foliage & Strong, Flexible Canes
  • Mid-Range Height & Space-Saving Width
  • Very Versatile & Adaptable
  • Cut Flowers & Pollinators
  • Screening, Backdrops & Barriers, Containers & Vertical Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Delightfully hardy and adaptable throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 10, these versatile Climbing Roses do fantastically in almost any full sun setting! Give them good air circulation and enriched, well-drained moist soil with supplemental moisture during the hot summer months. Roses appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch over their entire root system and regular fertilizer applications.

How to Train Climbing Roses

Pruning should not be done during the first two years, since Climbing Roses need time to build flowering Rose canes.

  1. Select several canes to become the structural foundation of your beautiful Climbing Rose. The structural canes will grow thick for several years before you replace them.
  2. Horizontal branches produce the most flowers, so tie the secondary canes at 90 to 45-degree angles. Use stretchy landscape ties or old pantyhose to loop around the cane and your support.
  3. Prune Roses in early spring to remove any dead or damaged branches. Cut your secondary canes down to 6 - 8 inches above a bud, but keep your structural support canes in place.
  4. Rejuvenate the structural canes every three years. Because Climbing Roses bloom on last year's canes, you'll wait until the first flush of flowers are finished.
  5. Trim the thick old structural canes out at ground level at that time. Then, select a new set of canes to become your structural support.

Early each spring, after the last frost of the year has passed, it's always a good idea to prune back the Rose tree several inches to maintain the nice round form atop its trunk. Keep new blooms returning with occasional deadheading, quickly improving your overall display.

Prune away suckers and branching that forms at the base or on the trunk each year too. Pruning Roses allows for better, bushier growth each year and stimulates new growth. Learn about winterizing, and un-wintering your Roses in our Garden Blog, plus all the tips and tricks you need when pruning your new prize Rose bush!

  • Full Sun
  • Moist Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Fertility & Watering
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Mulch Very Well

Bred by Robert Holmes in Great Britain in 1976, and named in honor of his wife, Sally Holmes Climbing Rose will bring as much joy as we can imagine Sally did for her doting husband! Order this vigorous vertical bloomer for your landscape today from the experts at!

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Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Sally Holmes Climbing Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa 'Sally Holmes'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes