Distant Drums Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Group/Class: Buck Rose
An extraordinary rose that features abundant bronze-peach flowers with lavender edges; compact, upright habit, quite adaptable and resistant to disease, a valuable garden shrub; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Distant Drums Rose is blanketed in stunning fragrant peach flowers with coppery-bronze overtones, gold eyes and lavender edges at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Distant Drums Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Distant Drums Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Distant Drums Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.