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Plumeria, Frangipani 'Edi Moragne'

Plumeria rubra

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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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:

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 seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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 (3 reports)

San Jose, California

Boca Raton, Florida

Bradley, Florida

Ellenton, Florida

Indialantic, Florida

Islamorada, Florida

Miami, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

West Palm 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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.