The Top 25 Plumerias

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Posted by @dave on
It's Tropical Trees and Shrubs week, so let's take a peek at plumerias and see which are the most popular at ATP!

#1: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Aztec Gold')

@Dutchlady1 says, "The most commonly seen yellow plumeria in South Florida. It tends to be somewhat lanky and the branches have a tendency to bend a lot, but the wonderful peach fragrance of the sunny blooms can't be beat!"

@Dutchlady1 added, "Registered with the Plumeria Society of America (# 203)."
#2: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Celadine')

@Dutchlady1 says, "Registered with the Plumeria Society of America (# 191)."
#3: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Candy Stripe')

@Dutchlady1 says, "Registered with the Plumeria Society of America (# 158)."
#4: Plumeria (Plumeria pudica)

@Dutchlady1 says, "This almost evergreen variety (except in unusually cold winters) is fast becoming a favorite landscape plant in our area. It blooms profusely and has a shrub-like appearance which makes it suitable for hedges etc. or as accent plants. Its only drawback is that the blooms have (virtually) no scent."
#5: Plumeria (Plumeria obtusa 'Singapore')

@Dutchlady1 says, "Registered with the Plumeria Society of America (# 108)."

@plantladylin added, "Plumeria obtusa, also known as Singapore White has large glossy green leaves and large white flowers with a yellow center. Leaves and flowers of P. obtusa differ from those of P. rubra. While Plumeria rubra has more pointed flowers and leaves, Plumeria obtusa flowers and leaves have rounded edges."
#6: Plumeria (Plumeria obtusa 'Dwarf Pink Singapore')

@Dutchlady1 says, "This attractive true dwarf variety can easily be grown in a pot, and if given sufficient heat and light, will keep its leaves and continue to bloom throughout the winter months."

@Dutchlady1 added, "Registered by the Plumeria Society of America (# 126).
aka 'Petite Pink'."
#7: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Vera Cruz Rose')

@Dutchlady1 says, "This is a very tall grower."

@Dutchlady1 added, "The blooms of this beautiful Plumeria have a very strong rose fragrance."
#8: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Vishanu Gold')

@Dutchlady1 says, "The blooms on this Thai cultivar usually keep a cup-shape; they are very large."
#9: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Intense Rainbow')

@Dutchlady1 says, "Intense Rainbow flowers keep a long time and are therefore one of the premier choices for lei-making.
This is a compact growing tree."
#10: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Riviera Rainbow')

@Dutchlady1 says, "This outstanding variety is now PSA registered Plumeria No.403.
The positive attributes of this particular Cultivar should make it a favorite: it is long blooming, a sturdy grower and appears virtually impervious to the rust fungus. It tends to keep its leaves through most of the winter months in our area, only shedding them just prior to making a new set.
It is very generous with its rainbow-colored blooms."
#11: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Confetti')

@Dutchlady1 says, "This variety is registered under the name 'Barbados Showgirl'."
#13: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Duvauchelle Special')

@Dutchlady1 says, "Registered with the Plumeria Society of America (# 200) in honor of Alice Kealaula Duvauchelle of Kauai, Hawaii."
#14: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Penang Peach')

@Dutchlady1 says, "This is a very compact growing variety and therefore suitable to be grown in pots."
#15: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Daisy Wilcox')

@Dutchlady1 says, "Registered with the Plumeria Society of America (# 106).
Formerly known as 'Grove Farm' (and not to be confused with the plumeria variety currently known as 'Grove Farm'), this large bloomed and profusely flowering variety is the seed parent to all of Bill Moragne's cultivars."
#16: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Thailand Red')

@Dutchlady1 says, "This Thai variety is very compact-growing and blooms profusely."
#17: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Toba's Fire')

@Dutchlady1 says, "This cultivar has also been sold as 'Embers'"
#19: Plumeria (Plumeria stenopetala)

@Dutchlady1 says, "The extremely thin branches of this Plumeria species will not root, and it is therefore recommended to either grow them from seed, or graft them. They can be successfully grafted onto a Plumeria rubra rootstock, which will allow you to create a 'standard' type tree, a very attractive way to display its intensely fragrant profusion of blooms."
#20: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra x obtusa 'Mele Pa Bowman')

@Dutchlady1 says, "It is believed this Plumeria is a cross between Plumeria obtusa 'Singapore' and Plumeria rubra 'Celadine'."
#21: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Barbados Show Girl')

@Dutchlady1 says, "Registered with the Plumeria Society of America (# 256) by Barbara Randolph and Jerry Hurlburt."
#22: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Dwarf Watermelon')

@Dutchlady1 says, "In Australia this variety is known as 'Dwarf Cherry Clusters'."
#23: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'B 052')

@Dutchlady1 says, "This is one of the cultivars from the former 'Siamseeds' in Thailand. Sadly none of these were named but B 028, B 044 and B 052 are all striking and deserve a name."
#24: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Makaha Sunn')

@Dutchlady1 says, "This has also been sold as 'Sunkist' or 'Inferno' but Makaha Sunn is its registered name."
#25: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Elizabeth Thornton')

@Dutchlady1 says, "This cultivar was grown by Jim Little in Hawai'i and named for one of the founders of the Plumeria Society of America, Elizabeth Thornton."


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Comments and discussion:
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Aaaaah ... by plantladylin Apr 19, 2020 4:15 PM 9
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