Frangipani – The Rich Perfume Flower

Frangipani – The Rich Perfume Flower

Frangipani: The Habitat

Frangipani (Botanical name- Plumeria) is a perennial flowering plant native to warm tropical regions of South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. However, they are also grown in temperate regions.

Its height can vary from 5-32 feet. And it is available in different varieties depending on the petal colors, that range from deep crimson or pale pink to white, orange, and yellow.

History and Facts About Frangipani

3. It is also called the Hawaiian Lei flower.

4. It symbolizes immortality in India and is known for its healing qualities in Vietnam.

 Available Varieties of Frangipani

A. Frangipani White: It appears light yellow and then fades to display a rich cream color while aging.

B. Frangipani Darwin Petite Pink: It is dwarf Frangipani and perfect for hedging. It offers a pale pink and white mixed color with excellent perfume.

C. Fruit Salad Frangipani: If you desire multiple colors in your Frangipani, then this one will be your ideal choice. The Fruit Salad variety has red and pink margins, a yellow eye, and a pink neck. 

D. Darwin blood red frangipani: The flowers are blood red, and the perfume is so mesmerizing that anyone will fall in love.

E. Bali whirl frangipani: Bali whirl is a double-petalled frangipani with exclusive perfume and petals in yellow with edges in white.

F. Darwin blues frangipani: It is a beautifully scented variety of frangipani with mesmerizing light blue petals. 

G. Little rainbow frangipani: This variety is found in Australia and is a tri-color frangipani. Petals are pink in color with a brown center. 

H. Singapore white frangipani: It is the commonly found Frangipani with pure white and yellow color.

I. Pink frangipani: It has two varieties. One is with pale pink and yellow center, and the other is dark pink with an orange center.

J. Black Jack red frangipani: Many misunderstood it as Darwin blood red frangipani, but here the color is richer than blood red with dark foliage.

K. Darwin yellow frangipani:It is one of the most loved scented flowers with an outer ridge of light yellow, which turns deep yellow toward the center.

Other Uses Of Frangipani

Apart from being used as a common perfume ingredient, you will find its application in fragranced soaps, oils, candles, and potpourris. They have anti-inflammatory properties and are used to cure high blood pressure, cough, fever, and skin diseases.

And in countries like India and Bali, the flowers are considered sacred and used in religious ceremonies.

Caring Tips For Frangipani

i) Deadheading and feeding: they don’t require any deadheading or pruning but would require an adequate amount of fertilizer now and then.

ii) Protection: In the cool and wet weather, roots, branches, and tip roots are at risk due to fungus.

iii) Watering: You must water Frangipani in spring and summer only. You can restrict watering in cool weather.

There is more to know about the Frangipani flower, famous for its fragrant bright-colored petals. If you wish to have a full-bloom flower tree in your garden with an extraordinary scent to mesmerize, choose Frangipani.

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