Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Hilo Beauty'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hilo Beauty
Hybridized by Exotic Plumeria
Registered or introduced: 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

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:

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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

Regional

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

San Diego, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Naples, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Enid, Oklahoma

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 2, 2014, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I love my 10 year old plumeria which I grew from a cutting we bought in Hawaii. It has moved several moves, plus it goes into and out of the garage every winter. It has gotten pretty top heavy and in strong winds, which is common in Oklahoma, it blows over. It has a tremendously sweet aroma to the clusters of blooms. It likes a lot of phosphate to bloom properly.

Neutral

On Mar 8, 2010, ExoticRainforest from Siloam Springs, AR wrote:

Positive

On Aug 5, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Most reliable bloomer of all my dark red plumies.

Positive

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

‘Hilo Beauty’

Flower strong red with large, strong red center
Petal wide, elliptical, round tip, slightly overlapping; moderate reddish-brown bands on front and back; heavy texture
Size three-and-one-half to four inches in diameter
Scent slightly spicy, becoming stronger on storage
Stalk dark red, hairy, upright, tight flower clusters
Keeping quality as good as ‘Common Yellow’
Leaves green with red... read more