What I know so far about Dudleya……and can share in in under an hour!
Speaker: Kelly Griffin
Date: January 18, 2018 (doors open 7:00 pm, Speaker at 7:30 pm)
Location: Duck Club, Irvine (Directions)
Kelly Griffin has been focused on the genus Dudleya on and off for nearly three decades and admits to still being perplexed by them. In spite of, or perhaps because of that, he is still studying them. This program will share the beauty and complexity of this wonderful group and we will be shown plants we have probably not seen before. He hopes to impart some of the fascination he feels for this group and increase your knowledge of these mostly Californian and Baja Californian plants.
As a function of his work at Altman plants, Kelly Griffin is charged with finding and creating new and different plants. 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, Echeverias, and Dudleyas 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.