'Distant Drums' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.
Registration name: Distant Drums (Shrub, Buck, 1984)
Exhibition name: Distant Drums
Shrub. (Series: Buck Roses Collection)
Mauve or purple blend. Strong, anise, myrrh fragrance. 40 petals. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, upright. Medium, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Vigorous.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Sam Kedem Nursery describes the flowers as being a "symphony in colors" -- a tan-mauve blend transforms colors by the day from red in the unopened stage to yellowish when fully open...
'Distant Drums' on own root prefers to dry out between waterings - see Member Comments.
Named for a 1966 song by Jim Reeves.