Plumeria forum: strengthening plumeria fragrances

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(Zone 9b)
Sep 11, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Does anyone know how to maximize the fragrance of plumerias? For example, I have some Pacific Pearl plumerias that are supposed to have the classic fragrance, but it is very weak.
More sunshine is supposed to help strengthen the fragrance, but is there anything else (special fertilizers, care, and so forth) to do that will strengthen the fragrance? Thank you for your time.
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Sep 11, 2015 5:07 PM CST
Old fool Welcome! I would be interested to know as well.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Sep 12, 2015 5:38 AM CST


Welcome! and no, I am not aware of any product that can intensify fragrance. Most Plumeria are more fragrant at different times of day though, so be sure to check.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)

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Sep 12, 2015 5:51 AM CST
Welcome, OldFool. The plumeria that bloom in (mostly) full sun seem to be more fragrant than those that bloom in more shady areas and I get quicker blooming with those in more sun. I don't know of anything that you can give them (fertilizer or example) that increases the fragrance.
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