Plumeria 'Heidi'

Plumeria rubra

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Heidi
Additional cultivar information:(aka Heidi's Gold, Kokohead Yellow)
Hybridized by Plumeria People
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Tropicals and Tender Perennials


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)


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)


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



Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter







Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Phoenix, Arizona

Brentwood, California

Debary, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Naples, Florida

Pinellas Park, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Venice, Florida

Lucedale, Mississippi

Jacksonville, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 16, 2014, AnniMinEC from El Cajon, CA wrote:

We live in El Cajon CA, located 20 miles east of San Diego. I have grown many Plumerias here in pots for over 20 years. The leaves always fall off around December and I move them into an outdoor atrium during the winter and don't water until spring. I read not to put outside until they have leaves to prevent sunburn so I did that last year and they did seem to flower more this summer. The plants have yellow, pink and red blooms and use "Hawaiian Bud Bloom" fertilizer 5-50-17 once a month during grow season. My goal for 2015 is to plant one of the smaller plants in soil in a raised bed after March 17th, after the dormant period and after the frost danger as we have been as low as 30 degrees here.