Plumeria forum: Welcome to all European plumeria growers

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
May 7, 2010 10:51 AM CST

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At the request of Stuart in the UK we now have a specific place for all you European growers.
Tell us your plumeria stories, ask questions, and above all - show us your pictures!!

The picture below is of one of my plumeria blooming while I lived in the UK!

Thumb of 2010-05-07/Dutchlady1/b33138
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
May 26, 2016 2:46 PM CST
I have been 'lurking' in the plumeria threads for some time as I love them and admire them hugely when we travel to tropical zones, but I am not convinced that I would succeed in growing them. We have a house in Menton, France - zone 10a, which is frost free - and I keep thinking that they might be OK here. But it's not very humid - can you advise?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
May 26, 2016 2:56 PM CST

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Welcome! cliftoncat. My this is an old thread you have found! But there is no reason why it can't be revived!

Menton appears to have a similar climate as Southern California and so yes, you should be fine to grow Plumeria there. You will need to make sure that in the growing months, if you're not going to be there for a while, they get watered.They are fine to go without water in the dormant months.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
May 26, 2016 2:59 PM CST

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I actually just googled the climate and it is more humid than you think!

https://weather-and-climate.com/average-monthly-Rainfall-Tem...
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses Hostas
Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Foliage Fan
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cliftoncat
May 26, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Thanks, Hetty. I'll give it a try, then! We have an irrigation system in the garden; I'll make sure there is a supply of water.

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