Rose (Rosa 'Distant Drums') in the Roses Database

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Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Bronze-brown center, shading to lavender toward the edges
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Dr. Griffith J. Buck, 1984
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Russet-tan and lavender
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: Thorned
Parentage: September Song x The Yeoman

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Posted by CindiKS (Wichita, Kansas - Zone 7a) on Feb 3, 2014 9:41 PM

Distant Drums is a rose everyone should grow. The color is distinct from any other rose, and the scent is strong and a bit unusual, more like licorice.
I grow this in zone 6/7, without winter protection, and my mother successfully grows it in zone 5 without protection or any spray regimen. For us, the shrub stays small, under 4'. It blooms until the end of season, sometimes into November.

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 6, 2014 1:52 PM

Distant Drums is categorized as a mauve blend, but it resembles many of the russet roses in my garden. The brick-red buds open to reveal blooms with a copper center and lavender outer petals. These age to an enchanting combination of smoky mauve and beige.

This is one of the roses Dr. Buck hybridized with an eye to color rather than disease resistance, and it is prone to black spot in my garden. It is one of the few Buck roses regularly available in grafted form, however, and my grafted Distant Drums is easily three times the size of my two own-root bushes. It has an anise scent, which may not appeal to everyone.

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 1:19 PM

A very unusually colored rose, it stands out in my garden. Survives zone 5 winter with mulch protection. Got about 3' tall and bloomed generously 2nd year in the ground.

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