Roses in Flagstaff
The Olivia White Hospice Rose Garden
by Carol Chicci
Nestled around the gracious wooden gazebo of the Olivia White Hospice Home is the rose garden. Forty-five varieties and 70 rose bushes total bloom among perennials and small trees. The garden was developed by master gardeners, NAU, and members of the community in 2003. Many roses were donated from grateful families. It is cared for by master gardeners, and is one of a half-dozen public gardens in Flagstaff.
The following is a chart of the roses in the hospice garden and their primary characteristics. When buying a rose be sure it is cold hardy to 5 and that it is disease resistant—check the tag on the rose and websites of that rose. Enjoy these roses and your own in Flagstaff! LINK