Grow: Sally Holmes Rose
‘Sally Holmes’ is a strong-growing shrub rose with lightly scented, clotted cream-coloured, single flowers held in large bunches.
Words: Linda Ross
‘Sally Holmes’ is a strong-growing shrub rose with lightly scented, clotted cream-coloured, single flowers held in large bunches. Large glossy, deep green leaves clothe a multi-branched bush to 1.5m wide and 2m tall. Every branch will produce up to 50 blooms which look outstanding in a tall vase. Rather than following the usual Hybrid Tea pruning techniques get the hedge clippers to this one in winter, trimming it to a neat shrub with a good metre of branching growth. Great as a hedgerow or a single specimen, this rose was a deserved addition to the World Rose Hall of Fame in 2012.
Buy Sally Holmes Rose at Green E. Roses, Stall 69 at Collectors' Plant Fair, April 6-7 2019, Hawkesbury Race Club, Clarendon. Buy tickets at www.collectorsplantfair.com/tickets
Story first published in Garden Clinic Magazine Autumn Issue 53.