At Mayo Clinic, we understand that enjoyment of nature can play a key role in the healing process. The Mayo brothers, Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie, grew up in the agricultural community of Rochester, Minnesota, and planned extensive gardens and greenhouses when they designed their homes in the early 1900s. Today, landscaping is a prominent feature at each Mayo Clinic location.
To recognize the Mayo Clinic Sesquicentennial in 2014, we looked for a flower that would grow at each Mayo site – Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida, as well as the Mayo Clinic Health System campuses in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia.
Result: the Mayo Clinic Flower of Hope™. This brilliant yellow flower, a newly developed hybrid coreopsis, expresses the spirit of hope and healing which, in turn, supports our primary value, “The needs of the patient come first.”