Favorite trouble-free plumerias for Southern California?
I'm in the process of selling off my larger trees to make room for my next batch of small rooted plants, but I would love to hear from you to find out which varieties thrive in So Cal. I'm done dealing with temperamental varieties.....a few years back I was hell bent to get Makaha Sunn until I found out it can be difficult and washed out in our climate. I have a Golden Ray that's only bloomed once in 7 years, shovel pruned all of my Nebel's Rainbows because of blacktip issues, and just sold off Lurline for being a stingy bloomer. I'm trying to avoid those kinds of issues. Any suggestions for trouble free prolific bloomers with large inflos and nice growth habits? Highly scented unusual varieties would be a bonus. How does JL Metallica perform here? I don't mind getting a higher priced variety, it just needs to earn its keep! Varieties I have been impressed with in my personal collection have been Thorntons Lemon Drop, Elsie, Gulfstream, Pink Pansy, Mardi Gras, Blush Pink (year round blooms!), Katie Moragne, J105 and Grove Farm to name a few.....please add to my list to help fuel the addiction!
This post was edited by ladyver on Thu, Mar 27, 14 at 12:03