'Sally Holmes' rose References
Magazine (2013) Page(s) 5. Includes photo(s).
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 76-77. Includes photo(s).
One of Rayford Reddell's choices for its cut-flowers... Not only did [Robert Holmes, the hybridizer] not patent his find so that royalties from sales would be paid to him, he didn't live to learn how overwhelmingly the rose world embraced his creation... Cut sprays of 'Sally Holmes' even before you think you should (no more than one sepal need be unfurled). Vase life is astounding for a single-petaled rose...
Website/Catalog (4 Jan 1999) Page(s) 45. Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog (4 Jan 1999) Page(s) 131. Includes photo(s).
Book (1996) Page(s) 49. Includes photo(s).
Sally Holmes Cluster-flowered shrub... The character of this rose can best be appreciated in warm climates, where the inflorescence is extended after the manner of a delphinium spike... It is a beautiful variety, forming great heads of buff-white to ivory blooms in spectacular clusters on tall stems... Raised and named by R.A. Holmes of Cheshire, and introduced in 1976.
Book (Mar 1995) Page(s) 144-145. Includes photo(s).
Sally Holmes Holmes (England) 1976. Shrub. Description... disease-resistant... pure white single-petaled blooms...
Book (1994) Page(s) 113.
Sally Holmes Description... pale pink single flowers...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 531.
Shrub, white, 1976, 'Ivory Fashion' x 'Ballerina'; Holmes, R.; Fryer's Nursery. Flowers creamy white, single (5 petals), large (3 1/2 in.) blooms in large clusters; slightly fragrant; foliage dark, glossy; vigorous, bushy growth.
Book (1993) Page(s) 204. Includes photo(s).
A modern Hybrid Musk. Holmes (Britain) 1976. ('Ivory Fashion' x 'Ballerina').
Book (1992) Page(s) 67.
Cluster-flowered shrub; buff white to ivory; spectacular clusters bear many large single blooms on tall stems, giving a spiky effect; growth upright, narrow, 72 x 36 in (180 x 90 cm); large dark glossy leaves; moderate scent. Trial Ground Certificate 1975, Certificate of Merit Belfast. 'Ivory Fashion' x 'Ballerina'. Holmes 1976