Plumeria cv ‘Sunshine’

There is some question about this cultivar name. It is possible that it may be P. ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’ described in The Exotic Plumeria by Elizabeth H. Thornton and Sharon H. Thornton, it bears no resemblance to P. ‘Sunshine’ described in that same work. The specimen described here is in the University of Hawaii collection with the name ‘Sunshine’.

Petal Shading

  • Top: Yellow 13A becoming very pale Yellow 4D near the tip.
  • Bottom: Pale Yellow 4D with a patch of Yellow 13C in the lower right.



  • Flower Width: 9.5 cm
  • Texture: Delicate to good
  • Tendency to Fade: Moderate
  • Petal Type: Wide obovate, round tip
  • Fragrance: Floral sweet
  • Intenstiy of Fragrance: Mild


  • Color: Light green
  • Texture: Flexible
  • Leaf Border Color: Yellowish
  • Petiole Color: Green
  • Shape: Oblanceolate, acute tip
  • Length: 30 cm
  • Width: 10.5 cm


  • Pollen Parent: Unknown
  • Seed Parent: Unknown
  • Deciduous
  • Seed production: Average
  • Branching: Fair to good
  • Growth habit: Upright, lanky
  • Measured Trunk Circumference: 45 cm

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