Plant Breeders

With an increasing number of plant breeders and enthusiasts entrusting their plants to Ross and Lorraine at Growell Plants, we are privileged to represent a diverse range of plants from natives to exotics, hardy ornamentals and climbers.

Our Breeders come from all over New Zealand and many of them are smaller plant enthusiasts who have discovered something special but had no idea what step to take next to get their plants out onto the world stage.

Clematis Montana 'Crinkle'

Clematis Montana ‘Crinkle’

One such breeder is Robyn Mitchell, a Clematis lover and arguably the most prolific breeder of Clematis “Montana” in the world. Robyn who passed away recently had worked with Ross for many years through Bayliss Nurseries and was constantly amazed at the results he was getting through Ross and Growell. The regular royalty cheques are now being enjoyed by Robyn’s estate.

So if you think you would like to work with us, we’d be delighted to hear from you and look forward to seeing your creations.

We are plant and person people.