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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 6, 2012 7:08 PM CST

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A local discovery of mine of a few years ago, Riviera Rainbow, has as of today been recognized by the Plumeria Society of America as registered variety no. 403. I'm taking orders for cuttings. $ 20 each plus shipping.
This is a unique tree, keeps its leaves almost year round and I have never seen rust on the leaves. The prolific blooms have a spicy scent.
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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Feb 6, 2012 11:23 PM CST
That's beautiful! Lovey dubby
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Name: Michael Hicks
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chefmike92
Feb 7, 2012 12:47 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 7, 2012 3:03 PM CST

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Here is a picture of the tree in all its glory.

Name: Kim
Nederland Texas (Zone 9a)
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KimmiesPlummies
Feb 8, 2012 8:08 AM CST
Wow its a beauty...
Name: Pinky Kelly R
Long Beach, CA (Zone 10a)
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Pinky
Feb 13, 2012 10:20 AM CST
I love the color of this one!

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PlumeriaPatch
Feb 16, 2012 2:42 PM CST
These are fantastic plumeria! Cuttings from Hetty were fat and large with exceptional rooting. I gang-potted mine for rooting purposes and they bloomed three times and the colors were beautiful. Hurray!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 16, 2012 2:48 PM CST

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Smiling Thanks for the endorsement. I am so glad you were pleased with your cuttings.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 23, 2012 7:39 AM CST
That is just beautiful Hetty! Look, I joined...will see what I can learn. Smiling The plumeria I got from Michael is just coming out of dormancy. I see a leaf sprout forming.

























Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 23, 2012 7:50 AM CST

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Welcome, Alan. We'll do what we can to enable I mean help you.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 23, 2012 7:57 AM CST
lol! Yes, that is what I'm afraid of Grumbling Rolling my eyes. Thumbs up

























Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 23, 2012 7:57 AM CST
See how I went through all those emotions so quickly...lol!

























Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 23, 2012 8:14 AM CST
BTW, I have started Plumeria from cuttings before, about 12 of them, with 100% success. Like I said in another forum to you, they grow great for me, they just never bloom! Please put me down for one order of this cutting! :)

























Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 23, 2012 8:17 AM CST
Here is what I do not understand. Yours are growing in the ground in Florida. If I get mine wet at all, in pots, in the winter, they will start rotting right away. Do they do better in the ground than they do in pots?

I have tried them in the ground, and they did great all through the summer, but never bloomed.

























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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 23, 2012 8:43 AM CST

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We are fortunate that we have a dry winter, which is why they do so well here.
Cold with wet does usually spell doom for plumeria.

Plumeria are Tropical Flowering Trees, yes, they are much happier in the ground!
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 23, 2012 9:00 AM CST
But you do get rain in the winter, I'm not sure, do you ever get frost? Or what is considered cold for a Plumeria? I see in Naples it's suppose to rain on Saturday, but night time temps are 63, which isn't bad. Here if it rains in winter, that night will be warm, but once the storm moves out it can easily drop into the low 40's. So am I better off to keep mine in pots?

























Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 23, 2012 11:00 AM CST

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We very rarely get rain in the winter and usually ahead of a cold front (like you say).
We get a VERY occasional frost and then we do have to protect our plants. It happened last year and the year before last, but not this time around (and we're feeling safe here at the end of February!)

You may want to keep yours in pots until they get some size to them.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Feb 23, 2012 12:28 PM CST
Alan glad to see you here caution to you my friend Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

i Live more like your climent but not as much rain i have the cold a few frosts every year and a few freezes every year but for the most part only about 2 weeks to cringe and move inside i don't have any big enough YET to go in to the ground as hetty said so i go in and out . I tell you Hetty is the guru of plumeria and will supply you with outstanding cuttings.

mike
Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 23, 2012 12:55 PM CST
Hetty will see you through indeed Hurray! I am not giving up on my plumies..not yet...still have one good freebie cutting from my aunt and am following Hetty's advice to just store it for now, till warm weather comes! Third attempt a charm hopefully for me!

Plumies grow so well in warm and humid climates..which just amazes me a lot especially when I went home to visit in Manila, the plumies doing quite well inspite of the onslaught of moonsoon rains there...reading on, Hetty mentioned as long as it is warm rain, and those plumies over there are getting all the warm rain all right..with matching flash floods ..and followed by that extreme humidity..Plumie heaven!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 23, 2012 1:36 PM CST

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They are native to the Caribbean, that should tell you everything!

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