Red Frangipani 'Passion'

Plumeria rubra

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Passion
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Tropicals and Tender Perennials


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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:

Sun to Partial Shade


Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

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)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

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 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:

Arroyo Grande, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Bradley, Florida

Key West, Florida

Largo, Florida

Naples, Florida

North Port, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Honomu, Hawaii

Mililani, Hawaii

Pukalani, Hawaii

Darlington, South Carolina

Arlington, Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas

Katy, Texas

Roma, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Sealy, Texas

Sinton, Texas

Lyndhurst, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 31, 2005, DawnRain from Bartow, FL wrote:

This is a tropical plant I would recommend for everyone. It does need full sun to produce plenty of blooms. But it stores so well for winter. When frost is expected, dig the whole plant up or bring the pot indoors and store anywhere the temp stays above freezing. You could keep it stored for 8 months if necessary. Then replant it or bring the pot out for tropical atmosphere on a patio or in a garden. Not all species will bloom equally, but most are loaded with beautiful fragrant blooms that will give you the feel of a tropical paradise. When it is too big for you, keep a cutting and give the mother to someone who can appreciate it.


On Mar 30, 2005, flamesralston from Lyndhurst, VA wrote:

The plant is container grown, in the basement during winter months and dormant. Have been successful rooting from trimmings. It takes a lot of care for few blossoms. Grows taller every year requiring cutting back.