Plumerias: Desert Sunrise, Pink Pansy, Celadine, San Diego Sunset, Aztec Gold and Cancun Pink (aka Playful) growing in Phoenix, Arizona
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I bought my Dwarf Singapore Pink plumeria at the Boston Home & Garden Show around 2001 or 2002. It was the potted plant on display and my husband did some convincing, finally offering the grower $150 to reluctantly part with it. I wish I remembered who it was - I'd love to let them know I took good care of it!
We lived in a condo in a Boston Harbor highrise and while it received a lot of light from a south-facing window wall, I only recall it blooming once in those years. In 2008, we drove cross-country to Arizona with it in the backseat. It remained in a pot until we had our back patio and ramada constructed. I had a custom cut-out with irrigation put in in front of our bedroom window just for this plant. Once it was put in the ground, what a transformation!
I keep it well watered and feed it monthly alternating with Alaska fish fertilizer and Miracle-Gro Bloom Booster. It's a prolific bloomer with classic frangipani scent. Like all plumeria, colors change according to heat and humidity. Dwarf Singapore Pink can bloom from a pale blush to darker pink.
Dwarf Singapore Pink blooms a pale blush, especially in cooler weather, but in Arizona the color deepens. As the temperature rises the pink becomes more pronounced, and when humidity combines with summer temperatures during Phoenix monsoon season, it becomes its darkest hue.
Blooming today: Boca III, Dwarf Singapore Pink and Cancun Pink
Growing plumeria in Arizona: First Celadine plumeria blooms of the year.
Another favorite: JL Pink Pansy plumeria that I bought in San Diego at the Plumeria Society sale.
Growing plumeria in Arizona: These are the first blooms for Boca III, which I bought in the fall of 2014. It has quickly become one of my favorites due to its long-lasting vibrant fuschia blooms.
Dwarf Singapore Pink plumeria blooming today in Arizona.
Cancun Pink flowers. This plumeria is in the ground. It is one of my most cold-hardy and these blooms are on a branch about 7 feet high.
This was a happy surprise. I had some frost damage to one of my favorite plumerias - San Diego Sunset - and since they bloom from the tips, I didn't think I would see any flowers this season. I came home from a trip to Texas to find these.
This was a splurge, but I'm so glad I bought a Jim Little Doric (named after his wife). I love the veining and unique color.
Jungle Jack's Desert Sunrise plumeria.
Named after his wife, JL Doric is one of the more rare Jim Little cultivars.
I love Queen Amber for its unique coloration.
First bloom of the season from Jungle Jack's Divine plumeria, considered a miniature plumeria.
Plumerias change with heat and this Queen Amber is showing a little more pink this week with the high temps.