Clusters of tight pointy buds emerging in creamy-apricot color.
I am currently traveling in Colombia with my family. Colombia is such a botanical paradise and as soon as I get home and finish putting away the suitcases, I will share some of my experiences in this blog.
In the meantime, I reflect on the beautiful 'Sally Holmes' rose in my own backyard. This is a shade tolerant rose. It is vigorous, drought tolerant, and resistant to pest and diseases.
A perfect bouquet on a single stem.
Buds open one after the other - creating an assortment of creamy flowers on one stem. The colors of individual flowers range from creamy-apricot pink to creamy white. Flowers in the shade seem to retain their pinkish blush longer than those that are in the sun.
'Sally Holmes' makes a great country garden rose. It sends out tall healthy canes that require a lot of room to ramble. In my garden, 'Sally Holmes' rambles on top of a 10-ft tall patio cover. Other than occasional pruning to keep the pathways clear, the rose requires very little maintenance.
'Sally Holmes' rose has flowers that form a perfect bouquet on a single stem.