16 October 2007

Plumeria alba - the Frangipani

This is an add-on to last night's post to get a closer view of the Frangipani (Plumeria alba) that featured in the third photograph.
It is a small tree and can be found in many South African gardens. This is not surprising as they readily grow from cuttings and the flowers make a beautiful show of colour during the summer months.

It is indigenous to the West Indies.



I like to think of them as friendly flowers. These were photographed last season at St Phillips Church.

12 comments:

Jenty said...

They are beautiful!! I wish we could grow them here - we get too much frost.

Oswegan said...

The flowers are amazing - they almost look surreal.

Do they have a scent?

~Oswegan

Max-e said...

Jenty it may be worth trying to find a sheltered part of your garden to grow one.

Max-e said...

Hi Oswegan
The flower do have that quality. As for the smell... the best way I can describe it is sweet.

Lynda Lehmann said...

Living in the Northeast USA, I've never seen these. They are glowing little beauties!

Anna said...

wow, so perfect. anna :)

karoline said...

oh wow! what beautiful blooms..they give me the feeling of a waxy sort of petal..am i correct? i wanna smell them!!

k:))

Max-e said...

Hi Lynda, these are definitely plants. Most of the year the tree is unimpressive, but when it flowers .... wow. Thanks for stopping by

Max-e said...

Yes they are Anna. They somehow dont look real

Max-e said...

Hi Karoline, they kind of waxy look about them. They are so perfect they do not look real. They also have a lovely sweet scent.

Moi said...

they are beautiful..almost like they have been painted and put amidst the leaves........thank you for visiting my blog...i just now fell in love with yours...:)

Max-e said...

Hi Moi,
These are amazing flowers - we tend to overlook them, because they are so common. Thanks for the visit.