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PlantFiles: 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)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

21 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

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:
Flowers are fragrant
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Misscindys On Jul 13, 2014, Misscindys from Sebring, FL 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.

Positive RexEdwardFairy 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).

Positive yvonnestalling 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.


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

Lakeland, Florida
Naples, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Sebring, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida

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