HomeLocal HistoryLocal History - TombstoneWorld’s Largest Rose, the Lady Banksiae

Lady Banks RoseReportedly the world's largest single rose bush lives in Tombstone, Arizona at the Rose Tree Museum, 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.

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