Frangipanis Of Noosa
Frangipani Features As well as the magnificent scent, the frangipani flower comes in a variety of stunning colour combinations. Most frangipani flowers and all of the common varieties have strong and beautiful fragrances. Frangipanis are a tropical plant and grow best in warm dry climates.
Hundreds of years ago, frangipanis were taken from Central America to new countries by missionaries and early travellers. They were often planted around churches and temples which gave them a certain religious significance in some countries. Since frangipanis are tropical plants, they grew well and spread in abundance in tropical and subtropical regions. They are now so common in some tropical areas, they are taken for granted.
In the 70’s, when there were political and social movements promoting world peace, social harmony and inner contentment, flowers were a symbol of peace and harmony so naturally a beautiful and popular flower such as the frangipani become popular.
Frangipani Colour Varieties
Frangipani flowers come in a range of colours. Some are two toned such as yellow and white (known as “white”) or pink and white (known as “pink”). Some have a pure or almost uniform colour such as reds and yellows. While some “pinks” actually have some orange or yellow in the middle, those with less pink and more orange/yellow are known as either “tricolour”, “rainbow”, “apricot” or “fruit salad”.
When analyzed closely, there are hundreds of variations within the above common groups of frangipanis. Variations which consistently show a unique feature in their flower such as flower shape, colour tone and colour positioning, are often given a new name by the discoverer, or rather the first person to document their discovery.