Frangipani

I have some oil and love the scent and the flowers, are they hard to grow from seed or would I be better off hunting down a plant?

I assume they'll have to be kept inside given they're Australian originally?

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  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

    According to the RHS website it's H1b, so not very hardy but can be grown outside in summer. It's toxic, tough.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/94126/i-Plumeria-rubra-i/Details

  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    Maybe it'll have to wait until I get that holiday home in Italy then...

    ...I can dream!

  • lino67uklino67uk Posts: 6

    Hi. I have some wonderful plumerias of a collection called Jungle Jack's .They are miniature, compact and can grow virtually anywhere. Of the three varieties 2 are blossoming right now.

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  • Where do you grow yours? I asked this recently as would love some in my conservatory to remind us of Hawaii

  • lino67uklino67uk Posts: 6

    The divine one is not that scented.One of my miniature (thumbalina) has a strong fragrance reminiscent of citrus fruit. A friend of mine's bought a bright and yellow Inca Gold

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    Thumbalina

  • lino67uklino67uk Posts: 6
    clairegreenlow says:

    Where do you grow yours? I asked this recently as would love some in my conservatory to remind us of Hawaii

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    In this season you can keep them in your garden .They need protection from the most severe climate. The conservatory is perfect.

     

  • I would love to get my hands on some of those miniature ones. Can you buy them in the UK?

  • lino67uklino67uk Posts: 6
    tinatina says:

    I would love to get my hands on some of those miniature ones. Can you buy them in the UK?

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     I can't post you here a shop address .They have  a wide selection of plumeria. You can definitely buy them online from Italy.

  • lino67uklino67uk Posts: 6
    aym280 says:

    lino67uk: citrus scent? Is your conservatory heated day and night in winter? I like the scent of the yellow one. Incredible, you can't sit still. Oh dear, must go .. 

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     When the plant is dormant (with no leaves) ,it doesn't need light. You can keep it in any corner of your house.Temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius can damage the plants

  • lino67uklino67uk Posts: 6
    lino67uk says:
    tinatina says:

    I would love to get my hands on some of those miniature ones. Can you buy them in the UK?

    See original post

     I can't post you here a shop address .They have  a wide selection of plumeria. You can definitely buy them online from Italy.

    See original post

     Of course they ship to UK ,and the site is in english.

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