Kauka Wilder

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Plumeria cv ‘Kauka Wilder’

This cultivar is named for Dr. Wilder. The Hawaiian word for doctor is kauka and is pronounced Kow-ka.

Petal Shading

  • Top: Yellow 7A center (base) is quickly overlaid with grainy and veiny Red-Purple 64B that becomes more intense and less grainy toward the tip and right side.
  • Bottom: A Red-Purple 64B stripe on the left, then pale and grainy Red-Purple 64B with white veins for most of the balance of the petal. A patch of Yellow 7A in the lower right merges with the red-purple yielding an orange appearance.

Characteristics

Flower

  • Flower Width: 10 cm
  • Texture: Good
  • Tendency to Fade: Moderate
  • Petal Type: Elliptical, somewhat pointed
  • Fragrance: Fruity
  • Intenstiy of Fragrance: Strong

Leaf

  • Color: Green
  • Texture: Rigid
  • Leaf Border Color: Red
  • Petiole Color: Green, red tint
  • Shape: Oblanceolate, acuminate tip
  • Length: 35 cm
  • Width: 11 cm

Plant

  • Pollen Parent: Unknown
  • Seed Parent: Unknown
  • Deciduous
  • Seed production: Average
  • Branching: Fair to good
  • Growth habit: Upright, dense
  • Measured Trunk Circumference: 73 cm