Captain Kate. Seidl/Bremer. 2013. Suffruticosa with Rockii influence hybrid. The single white-colored flowers open pale pink and quickly fade to white. Deep purple flares bleed into a lighter color. Red sheath and stigmas. Easily fertile both ways. Extremely floriferous. Captain Kate had 60+ blooms in 1997, on a plant that was approximately 10 years old. An 8 year old plant at Solaris Farms had 47 flowers on it in 2012. Plants are vigorous growers and produce a large rounded shrub, easily as wide as tall. Stems are woody and hardy, showing no winter damage in Wisconsin. Plants bloom consistently from year to year and flowers open completely flat. Stems are strong, but are thin and elegant in appearance. Not easily damaged by wind. Foliage is medium green and remains in good shape throughout the entire summer and fall, until leaf drop. It grafts easily, even though few terminal buds are produced. Most blooms are produced on secondary buds along stems. Used as a large landscape specimen at Solaris Farms. (Rock’s Variety x Stalwart Rose). Ships in late September to mid October. AGE: Field grown, 4+ year old graft or division from larger plants – our choice of available plant material upon harvest.