World’s Largest Rose, the Lady Banksiae

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Lady Banks RoseReportedly the world's largest single rose bush lives in Tombstone, Arizona at the Rose Tree Inn, 4th and Toughnut. Commonly called the Lady Banks, the "lady banksiae" a white rose, came from Scotland in 1885. It covers over 8000 square feet. It blooms in the early spring and is thornless. For a fee you can view it, picnic, or get married. You can also buy a rooted stalk and take home some history. The original rootstalk was reportedly brought in from Scotland. Shown here is a yellow rose, my home, not necessarily under control.

ok-corral-sign_blockLearn more about the sights of Tombstone on our "Things to Do in Tombstone" page. More about Tombstone's colorful history can be found here.

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