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'Distant Drums' rose References
Newsletter  (2021)  Page(s) Winter issue, p. 17.  
[From "Dad and his Roses", by Mary Buck, Spring/Fall 2008, pp. 14-21]
Distant Drums – the Jim Reeve’s song – changeable
Website/Catalog  (2012)  

Distant Drums, S, m, 1985, [September Song × The Yeoman], Buck, Dr. Griffith J.; bud ovoid, pointed; flowers rose-purple, imbricated, large, 40 petals, borne singly and in clusters of up to 10, intense, myrrh fragrance; repeat bloom; foliage medium-large, dark, leathery; prickles awl-like, brown; vigorous, erect, bushy growth
Book  (Mar 1995)  Page(s) 153.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Mar 1995)  Page(s) 153.  
Distant Drums Shrub. Buck (USA) 1984. Description... a descendant of the gallica 'Belle Isis', this is the closest thing we have to the crazy colors of the gallicas brought up to date... mauve, slate, purple and tan...
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