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Frangipani Vine

Chonemorpha fragrans

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chonemorpha (koh-nee-MORF-a) (Info)
Species: fragrans (FRAY-granz) (Info)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


over 40 ft. (12 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall





Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lakeland, Florida

Naples, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Sebring, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 13, 2014, Misscindys from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

We planted our specimen last summer. It bloomed but did not grow much through the fall. It dropped all of its leaves and appeared to be a dead frame by late winter. After three months of dormancy it erupted with rapidly growing foliage of large healthy leaves and has been continuously blooming for the last two months. We are in 9a/b CHZ with a fortuitous microclimate due to adjacent lake and bay head swamp. We await the events of this winter. Amazing plant. Beautiful and very fragrant. I believe it will survive here.


On Jun 8, 2013, RexEdwardFairy from (Zone 10b) wrote:

I love mine as well (it's only 2 years old), and this year (2013, June), I'm having the same problem. I have leaf-tip burn and yellow leaves. I've found its 'deciduous' and I'm going with that for now. (ie I'm ignoring the fact we live in the subtropics so 'deciduous' isn't really a thing here...and I'm letting its leaves drop and hoping come spring, with a good feed, it'll cheer up).


On Dec 31, 2011, yvonnestalling from brisbane,
Australia wrote:

I love my chonemorpha fragrans, but the leaves are turning yellow before their time. Can you let me know what I am doing wrong, or what nutrients the plant might be missing?
Thank you.