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'Captain Thomas' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 84-775
most recent 8 MAY 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 MAY 15 by Michael Garhart
'Golden Wings' is a better rose for tough scenarios, even in the PNW. Capt. Thomas is a bit of a relic. If anyone is looking for a modern yellow single, large shrub, then 'Flutterbye' and 'The Magician' are decent choices, unless you live in more arctic areas.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 8 MAY 15 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
How is the health of this one up there? My friend in NY says it's fairly resistant to Blackspot where he is for whatever reason.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 8 MAY 15 by Michael Garhart
CT or CW? CT is horrible here, in most aspects. GW is great here, but some lower leaf BS. Nothing to care about though. It essentially takes care of itself. My old one is like 8'T x 7'W lol. 3 flushes per year, even in the heat of August. Zero watering and fertilizer.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 8 MAY 15 by Robert Neil Rippetoe

GW was great here too but my specimen is twenty years old and badly in need of being relocated.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 8 MAY 15 by Michael Garhart
Ah, yeah. Early Pernet hybrids typically do poorly here, right after spring season is finished. Exceptions are roses like Lafter, and so on. Rosa foetida itself just melts here. Literally, the foliage melts from disease, right off of the plant.
Discussion id : 41-307
most recent 24 DEC 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 DEC 09 by Unregistered Guest
Question: How does CAPTAIN THOMAS, 1935 differ from GOLDEN WINGs '1956 ? ? I am getting ready to do my Rose purchases for 2010. Thanks !
Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 DEC 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
'Golden Wings', is tougher, more fragrant, a bit more disease resistant.

'Captain Thomas', is beautiful but the color fades quickly.

Both are wonderful. I prefer 'Golden Wings'.
Discussion id : 10-787
most recent 10 JAN 06 SHOW ALL
While the color of Captain Thomas's blooms is officially "white," blooms can range from a very intense yellow, as seen in my photo, to virtually white. In our very hot climate, blooms tend to be far more white in the hotter months, though I've seen blooms open yellow even in the heat and then fade to white or off-white. In my opinion, its color class should really be light yellow.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 10 JAN 06 by The Old Rosarian
You are right, Captain Thomas does bleach in the hot sunshine but in the PNW he stays a constant yellow. It must be very hard to define a rose colour when it can change in the different zones.
Right you are, Lynette. But it seems to me that with Captain Thomas, the scale would tip toward at least "light yellow" rather than white, even here in the low desert.

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