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'Sally Holmes' rose Description
'Sally Holmes (Hybrid Musk, Holmes, 1976)' rose photo
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White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Exhibition name: Sally Holmes
Bred by Robert A. Holmes (United Kingdom, 1976).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Fryer's Roses/Fryer's Nurseries Ltd. in 1976 as 'Sally Holmes'.
Hybrid Musk, Shrub.  
Cream, yellow stamens.  Mild fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy, climbing, thornless (or almost), well-branched.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 6' to 12' (185 to 365 cm).  Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape, pillar or shrub.  Vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
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