About Frangipanis

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Frangipani Popularity

Frangipani trees are relatively low maintenance and have arguably the best flower in the world.  Frangipanis are most loved for the scent of its flower but also, the frangipani flower is one of the most used images in advertising  thanks to its bright colours and famous five petal shape.

Frangipani Flower Colours

Most people are familiar with the common white with a yellow centre  frangipani flower and the pink with an orange centre flower. There are  also hundreds and possibly thousands of frangipani flowers with unique colours and flower shape.

When a frangipani flower is viewed from a distance, the colours merge and it appears to be one colour. Frangipani flowers are usually categorized into five or six colour groups.

Frangipani Rubra

Almost all of the amazing colourful frangipani flowers belong to one frangipani species known as Frangipani rubra (pronounced “roo-bra”) and also written as Plumeria rubra or P. rubra.

Frangipani Species

Frangipanis with their own branch shape, growing habits and leaf shape are grouped into a species. Personally, I’ve seen only about 10 species but in recent years about 4 or 5 of those species have been reclassified as a variation of Plumeria obtusa. There are possibly another 10 or 20 frangipani species but I’m sure all of them are either hard to grow, unappealing or only a slight variation of a more common species.