Image Number D1741-1
In 1924, BARC researchers release Mary Wallace, the first shrub rose that is also multi-disease resistant. Named after the daughter of the Secretary of Agriculture, this rose is voted in 1928 the most popular rose in the United States. Today, ARS researchers at the U.S. National Arboretum and in Poplarville, Mississippi; Corvallis, Oregon; and Miami and Fort Pierce, Florida, continue to develop plants with desirable traits.
Photo by Special Collections, NAL (J Horace McFarland Collection).