BROWSE: Favorite Plumeria

We often asked to name our favorite Plumerias. You’d think that there would be an easy answer, but not really. In fact, quite often my favorite is the one I’m looking at! It’s also a misleading question because we all see things in a different way (thank goodness!), and therefore our preferences naturally vary. That being said, here are mine…

Calypso
Dazzling hot pink and yellow colors on these 3-4" blooms, accented with speckles. Semi compact to medium grower with an upright, symmetrical growth habit. Floral, somewhat like a rose, fragrance. One of Jack's top 3 favorites.
Delightful
Large 3-4" pink white flowers with a dark red heart in the yellow center stand high above lush dark green foliage. With heat, edges form deep pink feathering. Strong bloomer with a great form. Growth is semi-compact with very thick branches. Incredibly strong fantastic fragrance, and the thick blooms form a perfectly round bouquet.
Desert Sunrise
Dense, long lasting clusters of blazing, yet delicately colored 3-4" flowers. Thick, yellow-orange blooms with dark pink veining and dark pink outer edges. The highly variable shading and veins are gorgeous. Sweet grape scent. First and last to bloom. An amazing display when the entire tree blooms. Shiny green foliage on a semi-compact tree. This stunning plumeria belongs in every collection.
J105
Amazing 3-3.5" red orange blooms with a gold center that radiates bright red and pink colors. Very thick textured, rolled edge flowers with a medium spicy sweet fragrance that gets stronger as the blooms age. Heavy dramatic veining that changes with the temps, making each flower unique. The name is from our research field code, and somehow stuck. Gorgeous, very thick glossy leaves on a well-balanced, compact, heavy wooded tree.
Karma
A truly spectacular flower, my dad and I rate it as one of our top 2-3 in the 20+ years of selective breeding. Huge 4-5", blood-orange/mango color with extensive veins radiating from a deep red, almost black, heart. Heat and sunlight levels will vary the rich coloration from apricot to vibrant ruby to strong orange. Great fragrance, unique mix of delightful tropical fruits. Good texture. Semi-compact growth habit keeps the huge inflos where you can easily see them. Handles heat and sun very well
Obsession
Truly spectacular plumeria that blooms in a whirlpool of orange, pink and white, accented with burgundy tips. Very attractive foliage is thick and glossy. Semi-compact growth and thick wood, producing very dense clusters. Excellent perfume scent. Medium thick petals. One of Jack's top three varieties.
Orotai
Superb orange, pink and red coloration with excellent vein details. The flower quality alone makes this one of our top plumerias; not something we say lightly. Big leaves, nice thick petals. Slightly ruffled, rounded blossoms, medium pink with some orange in the middle. Large clusters and a sweet frangipani fragrance. Semi-compact growth habit.
Queen Amber
Unique 4" mauve apricot colored blooms glow with soft pastels, and yet the colors are completely vivid. Heavy bloomer and spicy coconut peach fragrance. Fast grower into a semi-compact tree. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder but I can't think of a prettier plumeria.
Sahara
Sublime 4" blooms evoke a desert sunset, with soft yellows giving way to a faint purple haze, accompanied by an excellent, very strong perfume scent. Great keeping quality and strong flower production. Medium growth habit with dark glossy leaves.
Scentsational
The most strongly scented of all our plumerias. A robust, medium growing tree that produces large clusters of thick textured 4"+ vanilla white blooms. During peak bloom, it’s possible to detect the intense spicy jasmine fragrance nearly 100 feet from a larger tree. Huge leaves and a very good brancher. Cold tolerant. Truly amazing…
Tai Surprise
Beautiful multi-colored plumeria with wonderfully scented 4" pink blooms that last forever over a very long season. Thick cupped petals, large yellow orange center, sweet vanilla fragrance, and nice sized clusters. Semi-compact, heavy blooming tree, even when young. Lots of red veining on the overlapping petals and we love that little upturned edge.
Valkyrie
Definitely a distinctive purple plumeria, and by far our best. Super thick 3-4” blooms on medium growing, thick wooded tree. Her coloration goes from mauve to greys, from smoky lavenders to deep rich purple and gold hues, all accented with an orange yellow center. In high heat her edges turn dark purple and the color depth increases to a deep eggplant hue, often outlined in white. Her fragrance is strong and sweet with a touch of spice. Attractive deep purple buds. Strong bloom production.
Vienna Rose
Very unique pink blooms, heavily veined in white, with a rare triple starburst center. White feather on the back of the petals. Colors stay very consistent in cooler weather. Exquisite carnation fragrance with a touch of spice. Medium growing tree with thick branches.
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