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PlantFiles: Plumeria, Frangipani
Plumeria rubra 'Edi Moragne'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Edi Moragne

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

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)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive riddler On Jul 10, 2008, riddler from Saint Petersburg, FL wrote:

Twenty years ago a tenant in the garage apartment behind my house left a potted Frangipani when he moved out. I stuck the tree outside on my deck and basically forgot about it. (The only water it received was rainwater.) After 10 years of total neglect we finally planted the tree in our front yard. Now each year it blooms with beautiful fragrant white flowers. It still survives on nothing but rainfall in full Florida sun and is surprisingly a very happy tree. Several years back the neighbor's cat broke off one of the limbs. We just stuck it in the ground and it rooted. Now it blooms each year as well. This tree is basically indestructible. The only thing I don't like is the fact that it loses all its leaves in the winter.

Positive SudieGoodman On Feb 20, 2005, SudieGoodman from Broaddus, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

My friend has a 6 foot tree which the wind blew over & broke off a limb about 1 " thick and about 18" long - my friend gave it to me to root. I've had it all winter inside under an incandesent light and it is doing wonderfully well. I do believe it is going to bloom. It made six nice leaves right away now it has 4 pod-looking growth at very top that I do believe will turn out to be blooms. I'm so excited! I gave it root stimulator for six weeks, then Osmocote. I mist it about 3 times weekly. My friend got her plant from a Hawiian vacation.

Positive krussadams On Jul 13, 2004, krussadams from Norwalk, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I love this plant! We inherited this plant from our home's previous owners, and at first didn't know what it was - it was a leafless trunk which we almost thought worthless. Then came this summer - and holy cow! The plant made a heckuva show, and the flowers are copious. Add to that a very strong jasmine scent from the flowers, and we've got a winner.


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

La Quinta, California
Laguna Beach, California
Long Beach, California
Los Angeles, California (2 reports)
Norwalk, California
San Diego, California (2 reports)
San Jose, California
Boca Raton, Florida
Bradley, Florida
Ellenton, Florida
Indialantic, Florida
Islamorada, Florida
Miami, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Vero Beach, Florida
Brunswick, Georgia
New Bern, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Broaddus, Texas
Cedar Park, Texas
Fulton, Texas

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