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Plumeria Celadine - Frangipani - Gray Hairstreak

Plumeria Celadine has beautiful fragrant white flowers with a pale yellow center during the late Summer and into Fall. The flowers are strongly fragrant with a hint of lemon. This Gray Hairstreak must have noticed the fragrance. The Monarch Butterfly is also a frequent visitor to Plumeria Flowers. Plumeria Celadine flowers fade from almost all yellow to white on the outside. Plumeria Celadine needs a warm spot in the garden with regular moisture and good drainage. Plumeria Celadine is not very Frost tolerant and will suffer when temperatures dip below 28-32°F for any significant period. Plumeria Celadine can be propagated by cuttings. I cut off 6" sections and let them scab over for a day or two before sticking them in a light potting soil. Cactus mix works well. An incandescent string of christmas lights and a sheet can help Plumeria Celadine endure a cold night. Placing the pot or planting your Frangipani near a reflective south facing wall with overhanging eaves helps Plumeria Celadine a survive marginal gardens in cooler climates.

Plumeria Celadine, Gray Hairstreak, Frangipani

White Flowers with yellow centers - Plumeria Celadine - Frangipani, and a Gray Hairstreak loves it too. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.