Great Plant Picks Advisory Groups

For very large groups of plants such as ferns, rhododendrons, or roses, GPP forms advisory groups composed of specialty plant experts who work together to prepare a list of recommendations for GPP selections. The list is then submitted to the appropriate subcommittee for discussion and approval.

Current active Advisory Groups include:


  • Joe Blue, Botanical Blue, Washington
  • Frank Fujioka, rhododendron hybridizer, Washington
  • Dan Meier, Briggs Nursery, Washington
  • Kristi O’Donnell, formerly of Meerkerk Gardens, Washington


  • Linda Beutler, Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, Oregon
  • Maurice Horn, Joy Creek Nursery, Oregon