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Samuel Darragh McGredy IV 1932-2019

hugogurll
10 months ago

Another great legend in rose history has left us. The charismatic Sam McGredy significantly advanced the world of roses during his time as a fourth generation rose breeder. His varieties possess both a beauty of flower but also a beauty of plant. Olympiad and New Zealand are just two of the many, many great roses he brought to our gardens. He was one of a kind.

Comments (8)

  • Marlorena-z8 England-
    10 months ago

    I'm sorry to hear that..... I have one of his roses but his best known in my part of the world would be 'Dublin Bay'.... I should think...

  • svetilda CA9b
    10 months ago
    last modified: 10 months ago

    So sad to hear. I have only 3 of his roses: Marriotta, Sexy Rexy, and Trumpeter and the're on my favorite list. All 3 grow, bloom, and stay healthy for me in my garden.


    Edit: I also have Old Port. Very beautiful rose, good for small places or container. Mine grows in partial shade.

  • joeywyomingz4b
    10 months ago

    Sorry to hear the sad news...I bought Sexy Rexy solely because he developed that rose in New Zealand, not too far from where I grew up. It is one of my all time favorite roses now.

  • mustbnuts zone 9 sunset 9
    10 months ago

    Another great one has left us. I have his Minnie Mouse which I love.

  • pjkalisz
    10 months ago
    last modified: 10 months ago

    R.I.P. One of my favorites is Old Master.



  • Kristine LeGault 8a pnw
    10 months ago

    Very sad loss for the rose world thankfully he left is some beautiful roses to remember him by what a great memoriam

  • Nancy z6b Western Massachusetts
    10 months ago

    Danny Boy, a rose I hunted high and low for, was a MacGredy offering. In spite of his success (especially with differently colored roses), he was a humble man. God bless his soul,

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