Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Puu Kahea'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Puu Kahea
Additional cultivar information:(aka O'Sullivan, Fiesta)
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

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:

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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:

Phoenix, Arizona

Yuma, Arizona

Naples, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida

Pinellas Park, Florida

Plant City, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Haiku, Hawaii

Galveston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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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

‘Pu‘u Kahea’ (‘O’Sullivan’, ‘Fiesta’)

Flower brilliant yellow with strong red bands
Petal long, narrow, pointed tip, slightly overlapping; narrow strong red bands on front and back
Size four-and-one-quarter inches in diameter
Scent mild lemon fragrance
Stalk strong pink, smooth, pendent, loose flower clusters
Keeping quality good
Leaves light green with acute tips
Plant habit uprig... read more