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PlantFiles: Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Kauka Wilder'

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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: Kauka Wilder
Hybridized by Exotic Plumeria; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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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:
Red-Orange
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
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
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
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:
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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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Clare_CA On Dec 8, 2005, Clare_CA from (Zone 10b) wrote:

From the publication:

Plumeria in Hawaii

By Richard A. Criley
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
University of Hawaii at Manoa
January, 2005

‘Kauka Wilder’

Flower strong reddish-yellow with large, brilliant yellow center
Petal narrow, elliptical, pointed tip, slightly overlapping; wide, moderate red band on back
Size three inches in diameter
Scent strong sweet fragrance
Stalk dark red, hairy, upright, loose flower clusters
Keeping quality poor
Leaves light green with acute tips
Plant habit upright, open branching; suitable for landscaping
Bearing habit March to August, moderate flower production
Parentage P. rubra f. rubra
Remarks The open branching creates semi-shade for plants growing below. Flowers possess the strongest sweet fragrance of any plumeria observed. One of earliest to bloom in the year.

Regional...

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

Carlsbad, California
Huntington Beach, California (2 reports)
Mission Viejo, California
Naples, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Forest Park, Illinois
San Antonio, Texas
Spring, Texas



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