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PlantFiles: Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Candy Stripe'

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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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2 vendors have this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive lopaka 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 twistedparrot 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.

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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