Thornton Lemon

Plumeria cv ‘Thornton Lemon’

There is some question about this cultivar name. It is possible that it may be P. ‘Courtade Lemon’ described in The Exotic Plumeria by Elizabeth H. Thornton and Sharon H. Thornton. The specimen described here is in the University of Hawaii collection with the name ‘Thornton Lemon’.

Petal Shading

  • Top: Yellow 9D fading to Yellow 4D near the tip.
  • Bottom: Yellow 9D fading to Yellow 4D near the tip.



  • Flower Width: 11 cm
  • Texture: Delicate
  • Tendency to Fade: Slight
  • Petal Type: Obovate, slightly reflexed, round tip
  • Fragrance: Floral sweet
  • Intenstiy of Fragrance: Mild


  • Color: Light green
  • Texture: Flexiabe
  • Leaf Border Color: Light green
  • Petiole Color: Green
  • Shape: Oblanceolate, acuminate tip
  • Length: 39 cm
  • Width: 11 cm


  • Pollen Parent: Unknown
  • Seed Parent: ‘Courtade Pink’
  • Deciduous
  • Seed production: Average
  • Branching: Fair to good
  • Growth habit: Lanky
  • Measured Trunk Circumference: 39 cm

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