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'Distant Drums' rose Description
'Distant Drums (Shrub, Buck 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of roseromantic
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
165 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.
Registration name: Distant Drums (shrub, Buck 1984)
Exhibition name: Distant Drums
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Griffith J. Buck (United States, 1984).
Class:
Shrub.   (Series: Buck Roses Collection)  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  Medium, dark green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
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.
 
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