June 22 – Kelly Griffin

Kelly Griffin

As a function of his work at Altman plants, Kelly Griffin is charged with finding and creating new and different plants. Some of Kelly’s hybrid aloes and agaves are well known in the industry and are collected by enthusiasts.

Kelly is a manager of Succulent Plant Development for Altman Plants, the largest producer of succulent plants in the country. His inclination has been towards Agaves, Aloes and Echeverias, but there are many more plants that have garnered his attention. As part of his life’s work, he has introduced many succulents and created many cultivars that have been nudging their way into gardens and patios.

Although Kelly’s area of study in college was physics, his love of plants continued to steer him towards horticulture as a career. He has travelled extensively worldwide documenting plants and collecting seed and pollen for propagation and hybridization.

Agaves at home in habitat….as in Mexico!

He will present some of the strange, beautiful and wonderful Agaves and associated flora that he has had the good fortune to see in his travels, sharing his passion to observe plants in the wild in order to understand how they grow, and under what conditions. He will share insights into the plants and habitats that are not well known. Included will be photos of some of his latest plant finds from Mexico.

Come for social time at 7. Meeting starts at 7:30

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