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Plumeria cv ‘Ruffles’

P.’Ruffles’ is characterized by an unusual anomaly, probably a virus, that affects the opening of some florets. Severely affected florets resemble a small sheet of paper that’s been waded up. Note in the image that some florets are affected while others appear completely normal. The measurements here, except flower width, were from a normal floret.

Petal Shading

  • Top: A prominent Yellow 13B center (base of petal) fades to near white about two thirds of the way to the tip. Grainy and faint Red-Purple 60D begins near the upper left and intensifies, overlaying both yellow and white, to nearly a stripe on the right.
  • Bottom: A Red-Purple 60D stripe on the left is followed by a second pale stripe, then grainy and veiny fades to near white on the right. A splash of Yellow 11A is found in the lower right.



  • Flower Width: 5.5 cm (ruffeled)
  • Texture: Good
  • Tendency to Fade: Moderate
  • Petal Type: Obovate, rounded
  • Fragrance: Spicy and sweet
  • Intenstiy of Fragrance: Mild


  • Color: Light green
  • Texture: Rigid
  • Leaf Border Color: Red
  • Petiole Color: Green
  • Shape: Oblanceolate, acuminate tip
  • Length: 36 cm
  • Width: 11 cm


  • Pollen Parent: Unknown
  • Seed Parent: Unknown
  • Deciduous
  • Seed production: Average
  • Branching: Fair to good
  • Growth habit: Upright, somewhat lanky
  • Measured Trunk Circumference: 35 cm

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