Category Archive for: ‘History’

Plumerias in Southeast Texas: A Story of Addiction

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In the spring of 2000 my husband, Fred, and I were enjoying an afternoon of shopping at a local flea …

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How do you get a ‘National Collection’?

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I had become a volunteer at the Naples Botanical Garden from the first month that we moved to Florida full-time, …

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Chicago Tribune article on plumerias & societies

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Here’s a cool slice of history from the Chicago (Chicago?!) Tribune in 2003: A passion for plumeria inspires hobby clubs

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Remembrance: Jim Clark

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Jim Clark of Fallbrook, CA (in San Diego‚Äôs north county) was a very famous and much respected plumeria enthusiast and …

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My first plumeria

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Bud Guillot has discovered many famous varieties over his decades of plumeria experience, Wildfire, California Sally, San Miguel, and more. …

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The Moragne Plumerias

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Here’s a great article on Bill Moragne’s famous first attempt at manual pollination (1953). What’s your fave Moragne? (Jeannie Moragne …

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The Graft Master


Ampol Orrungroj is credited with grafting the first plumeria in the US in the early ’90’s. When the PSA heard …

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Plumerias On the Move

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By Luc R. Vannoorbeeck A flowering tree made famous the world over for its beautiful leis of Hawaii is on …

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The Classic Celadine


People often use the unfortunate word “common” for Celadine (aka Hawaiian Yellow, Hawaiian Lei). I prefer “classic.” In the plumeria …

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About Plumeria – University of Hawaii

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Plumeria rubra L., P. obtusa L., and hybrids. Apocynaceae (dogbane) family. The names acuminata, acutifolia, and lutea are botanical variety …

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