Sam McGredy (Northern Ireland/New Zealand 1880 - Present)
Sam McGredy (Northern Ireland/New Zealand 1880 – Early 2000s)
Sam McGredy and four generations of rose breeders began their story in Portadown, Northern Ireland and has recently ended in New Zealand. Their most famous introductions were repeat flowering climbing roses. All elegant and unique. Later under Sam Mcgredy IV management, their arrival on a new continent saw them delve into brightly coloured ‘hand-painted’ varieties. These are still very popular today, especially in the U.S.