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PlantFiles: Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Thornton's Lemon Drop'

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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: Thornton's Lemon Drop
Additional cultivar information: (aka Lemon Drop)
Hybridized by Elizabeth Thornton

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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:
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

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 pods to dry on plant; break open to 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 plumeria_lady On Dec 6, 2005, plumeria_lady from Houston, TX wrote:

The official registered name for this plant is 'Lemon Drop', introduced by Elizabeth Thornton, and registered through the Plumeria Society of America. Some people have added the name 'Thornton' to it to differentiate it from another cultivar named 'Lemon Drop', which was improperly named, since the name had already been used and registered. The other 'Lemon Drop' is not at all like the original 'Lemon Drop'
The improperly named 'Lemon Drop' should be re-named to eliminate this confusion.
'Lemon Drop' as shown in the photo is a stunning large brilliant yellow flower with a small white border. It has a very compact form with pubescent branches. The leaves are a light green color. Fragrance is mild. I highly recommend this plant as being the best yellow plumeria.
Paula Furtwangler
Director, PSA

Regional...

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

Naples, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Texas City, Texas



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