Thornton Collection

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Plumeria grown from seed or introduced by Elizabeth Thornton.

Firecracker

Lemon Drop

Mardi Gras

Mauve

Maverick

Texas Aggie

Texas Fiesta

Texas Star


The following table is a summary of the information presented in a color booklet cataloging the Plumeria Cultivars produced by Elizabeth Thornton.

The Exotic Plumeria (Frangipani)

A catalog of Plumeria cultivars grown from seed by the Thornton family – Elizabeth, Sharon and Bruce Thornton, and Bette and Jerry Gips, in Houston, Texas 1979-1994. Of 700 seedlings these new varieties have been named because they have proved to be superior. Cuttings of these cultivars have been widely shared with growers in Texas, California, Florida, Kansas, Hawaii, India, Mexico and Kenya.

Number Name Floret size (in.) Inflorescence No. Fragrance
1 Symphony 3 3/4 6 to 9 Sweet
2 Mardi Gras 3 5 to 7 Peach
3 Texas Fiesta 3 1/2 – 4 8 to 10 Sweet
4 Yellow Rose of Texas 3 6 to 8 Nasturtium
5 Lavender 3 1/2 – 4 8 to 10 Grape
6 Snow White 4 1/2 – 5 3 to 5 Citrus
7 Maverick 4 4 to 7 Sweet
8 Pink Perfection 4 4 to 7 Sweet
9 Celebration 3 1/2 5 to 8 Citrus
10 Sunshine 3+ 5 to 7 Lemon
11 Angela 3 1/2 8 to 10 Sweet
12 Texas Star 3+ 8 to 10 Citrus
13 Rose Red Too 4 1/2 4 to 6 Rose
14 Courtade Gold 4 1/2 4 to 6 Sweet
15 Texas Beauty 3 1/2 5 to 7 Citrus
16 Peaches 3 1/2 4 to 7 Peach
17 Lemon Drop 3 1/2 8 to 10 Lemon
18 4th of July 5 1/2 4 to 6 Spicy
19 Mellow Yellow 3 6 to 8 Sweet
20 Firecracker 3 1/2 4 to 7 Spicy
21 Texas Sunset 3+ 4 to 6 Fruity
22 Courtade Lemon 3 3/4 5 to 7 Citrus
23 Gold Cup 3 1/2 3 to 5 Citrus
24 Pink Parfait 4+ 5 to 7 Citrus
25 Gold Dust 3+ 6 to 8 Citrus
26 Thanksgiving 4 8 to 10 Citrus
27 Mauve 4 1/2 5 to 8 Fruity
28 Pina Colado 3 1/2 – 4 8 to 10 Coconut
29 Jubilee 3 3/4 4 to 6 Rose
30 Moon Glow 4 5 to 7 Citrus
31 Lemon Parfait 3 3/4 5 to 8 Citrus
32 Elegance 5 1/2 3 to 5 Sweet
33 Memo’s Gold 3 1/2 4 to 6 Fruity
34 Cherry Parfait 3 1/2 – 4 4 to 7 Fruity
35 Painted Desert 3 1/2 8 to 10 Sweet
36 Honeysuckle 3 1/2 – 4 4 to 6 Honeysuckle
37 Raspberry Parfait 3 1/2 4 to 6 Fruity
38 Peppermint 3 3/4 3 to 5 Mint
39 Raspberry 3 3/4 3 to 5 Raspberry
40 Texas Aggie 3 6 to 8 Fruity