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'Distant Drums' rose Description
'Distant Drums (Shrub, Buck, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Akirarica
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HMF Ratings:
140 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.
Registration name: Distant Drums
Exhibition name: Distant Drums
Bred by Dr. Griffith J. Buck (United States, 1984).
Shrub.  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 of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  
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.
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