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Plumeria rubra 'Scott Pratt'

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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: Scott Pratt
Additional cultivar information: (aka Kohala)

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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:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Dark Purple/Black

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
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 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

‘Scott Pratt’ (‘Kohala’)

Flower strong red with small, strong red center and fine black radiating lines
Petal narrow, elliptical, round tip, moderately overlapping; moderate reddish-brown band on back
Size two-and-one-half inches in diameter
Scent slight spicy, becoming stronger on storage
Stalk dark red, hairy, upright, tight flower clusters
Keeping quality not as good as ‘Common Yellow’
Leaves green with dark red anthocyanin, shorter than those of ‘Hilo Beauty’; acute tips
Plant habit upright, dense branching; suitable for landscaping
Bearing habit March to September, moderate production of flowers
Parentage P. rubra f. rubra
Remarks Flower production of this cultivar is fair to moderate during spring and summer. It is usually among the first to bloom, often producing flowers before the leaves. Seedpods are rarely seen on it.

Regional...

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

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Torrance, California
Holden Heights, Florida
Naples, Florida
Oak Ridge, Florida
Zephyrhills South, Florida
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Pecan Grove, Texas



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