Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Candy Stripe'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Candy Stripe
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pinwheel Rainbow)
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Category:

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

By grafting

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Carlsbad, California

Temecula, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 reports)

Jacksonville, Florida

Miami, Florida

Naples, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Round Rock, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 15, 2009, lopaka from Davie, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

What parrot says is true however when you see a full size tree of the Candy Stripe is simply stunning and a show room piece in any garden..

Neutral

On Jan 12, 2006, twistedparrot from Galveston Island, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

Although this plant is notable for its tendency to produce blooms with six or more petals (typically, Plumeria blossoms have five petals), overall it's only so-so on the scale of "gotta-have." It's a profuse and reliable bloomer, but the flowers have almost no fragrance and simply are not as visually stunning as one might expect them to be. It is not known to set seed, so don't expect to use it in any breeding program. Bottom line: For dedicated collectors, Candy Stripe is worth having as a nod to tradition (it's an old-timer), but if your space is limited, you'd probably be happier with a showier, more fragrant plant.