California Sunset or Penang Peach?

NguyOctober 11, 2013

Hi all,

I got another plumeria cutting (please see photo). The seller doesn't know its name. I searched online and found that its flowers look like those of California Sunset and Penang Peach. Do you have any idea?

Thanks

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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

I does look an awful lot like CA Sunset. ID'ing from looks alone is really hard because of how the flowers can change.

Mike

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 9:11PM
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purdee54

Hello, Penang peaches have a sharp point at the very tip of it leaves. If you feel a pin like apparatus at the tip....it's a peach.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 12:07AM
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rox146

HHHMMM...I read this and ran out to feel the leaf on my Ca. sunset from JJ this season at Lowe's...and...a pointy thing I have never felt on any other plumeria leaf. So, what do I have then? Label is on and everything and whatever it is, I love it. It is still sending out large great smelling blooms. roxanne

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 7:14PM
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moonie_57

HI Nguy. I can see the hooked tips on the leaves of your plant, which is, as Peg mentioned, characteristic of penang peach. Cali Sunset is actually a PP seedling, so yes, Rox, it would have the hooked tips.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 8:18PM
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rox146

Many Mahalos Moonie....(actually fun to say that) roxanne

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 9:54PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi Guys and Gals!!!

I had a few blooms left on my Penang Peach and I thought I would post what Purdee was talking about...

Hope everyone is doing well!!!

Nguy... Your blooms are gorgeous!! What ever you have, it sure is a beauty!!! I wish I could identify , but it is so difficult.. I have one that I need help with too!!! ;-)

Take care,

Laura

This post was edited by loveplants2 on Sun, Oct 13, 13 at 0:04

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 11:45PM
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jandey1(TX8)

The hooked tip is a characteristic of many of Penang Peach's offspring, like CA Sunset. CA Sunset looks so like PP that it's sometimes hard to tell them apart. Whatever you have, it's good!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 10:20AM
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moonie_57

Hmmm, I must have dreamed that Peg posted on this thread. lol

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 4:55PM
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Nguy

Hi everyone,

Moonie_57 is correct. My plant doesn't have a sharp point at the tip of its leaves (that why I took the pic with leaves and flowers so you can ID). Last week, I smelled some of the flowers which have opened for several days and cannot tell their kind of fragrance. This morning I smelled the flowers which just opens a little bit, it smells like a strong peach fragrance. So I think it could be Penang Peach. Do you guy know the fragrance of CA Sunset?

Thank you for all your replies.
Nguy

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 5:18PM
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rox146

Here is a photo of my California Sunset from JJ this April. Great smell. roxanne

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 6:35PM
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rox146

And then here is a close up of the pointy leaf thingy....that was talked about. roxanne

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 6:58PM
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pcput

You were dreaming Moonie as I don't have a PP or a CS. Thanks for thinking of me though. :) Peg

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 12:10AM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Peg (pcput), you don't have a Penang Peach???

Let me know, I have a few cuttings.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 9:43AM
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