Plumeria cv ‘Peachglow Shell’
Since this flower does not usually open, what is seen is the alternating red and yellow stripes of the bottoms of successive petals. P. ‘Peachglow Shell’ is one of the few shell type plumeria flowers. This cultivar is distinguished from is cousin ‘White Shell’ by its warm orangish glow, opposed to the candy cane appearance of ‘White Shell’. During, warmer ambient temperatures ‘Peachglow Shell’ is known to fully open its flowers.
- Top: Yellow-Orange 17B becoming pale toward the tip. The yellow is overlaid with grainy Red-Purple 60D, faint on the left to intense on the right yielding shades of orange and purple.
- Bottom: A Red-Purple 60B stripe on the left, then a pale and grainy Red-Purple 60B stripe on pale yellow 12A, then Yellow 12A to the right edge but pale near the tip.
- Flower Width: 2.75 cm (closed shell)
- Texture: Good
- Tendency to Fade: Slight
- Petal Type: Obovate, round tip
- Fragrance: Plumeria, citrus
- Intenstiy of Fragrance: Mild
- Color: Light Green
- Texture: Rigid
- Leaf Border Color: Red
- Petiole Color: Green, slight red tint
- Shape: Oblanceolate, Acuminate tip
- Length: 32.5 cm
- Width: 10 cm
- Pollen Parent: Unknown
- Seed Parent: Unknown
- Seed production: Average
- Branching: Good
- Growth habit: Upright
- Measured Trunk Circumference: 35 cm