Plumeria

By crookymonsta
More from Thialand, probably better known as Frangipani. Not the easiest thing to photograph in situ as they grow as trees in Thailand and mostly the blooms are too high.

Bought a book on these from the small supermarket by the hotel, sadly written in Thai apart from the names but the photographs and diagrams on care/ cultivation are self-explanatory. I was very surprised to learn that there are at least 160 named varieties ranging from almost pure white to deep pink-red, although they are all either bi- or tri- coloured.

I have had a yellow one for 12+ years and it is just about to flower for the fourth time and is now about 4' tall. I acquired another a couple of years ago, which I am hoping will be pink/yellow and have recently been given a third, which should be dark pink, although in my experience you can never be sure of the colour until they flower. Not easy to obtain in the UK and horribly expensive - to replace my large one would probably set me back a couple of hundred pounds - seedlings cost up to 30!

They need a huge amount of bright light to make them flower but thankfully don't mind going down to about 10C in the winter, so are kept in the conservatory. All mine have been obtained as cuttings which I have then rooted myself, so it's very much fingers crossed that the latest addition will take.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on Butterflies and Bugs - would still like a name for the cosy couple - amazed at the number of similar shots on EPZ yesterday!

Regards, Sandra

Tags: Flower Thailand Flowers and plants Frangipani Plumeria Landscape and travel

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Comments


3 Jun 2008 10:17AM
a very nice set of pictures,i like them lots

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Cormy 8 3 England
3 Jun 2008 10:22AM
Super trio.
Cheers
Alan
buxton 8 England
3 Jun 2008 10:24AM
Nice set of images, well presented.
Three great images displaying beautitful tones. I particularly like the white/creamy one with the hint of yellow in the center.
I discovered this flower on a recent trip to SE Asia and I was amazed by their beauty. JNC
User_Removed 8 78 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 10:39AM
Lovely images Sandra

Dave
3 Jun 2008 10:44AM
Gorgeous and well composed
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
3 Jun 2008 11:02AM
Beautiful images, Sandra. They grow in profusion here, I have a small one in a tub in my garden, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will produce flowers for me this year! Carol
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 11:33AM
I love the petal formations on these. Super shots!
Marilyn x
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
3 Jun 2008 11:38AM
Nice collection.

Best Matt
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
3 Jun 2008 12:04PM
This is wonderful Sandra. Beautiful composition.
Dennis
3 Jun 2008 12:15PM
V1/2 For me Sandra, wonderful compositions, well done.

Dougie.
3 Jun 2008 1:14PM
Super shot excellently presented.

Graham
3 Jun 2008 2:29PM
wonderful tones & textures...
3 Jun 2008 2:35PM
Beautiful series of images , love the colours.
Sylvia
RubberBullets 15 1 6 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 2:36PM
Lovely flowers Sandra, well captured.

Tim
graceland 11 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 2:40PM
V 2 i like a load --But all are Good
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
3 Jun 2008 2:52PM
3 great shots but V1 and V2 are my favs.
Paul
p.s. Have changed username..... was robin1. Smile
3 Jun 2008 4:21PM
Lovely set of quality images.
Chris
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 5:46PM
These three are brilliant but I really love version 1..the spray of flowers fit the frame so well.
Di
3 Jun 2008 6:29PM
Excellent set..
Dugud 8 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 6:50PM
Great images, lovely detail.
Steve
microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 7:01PM
Three of the best, lovely shots,
Alan
peugeot406 10 7 1 England
3 Jun 2008 7:21PM
Beautiful image
Brian
fotodayz 8 179 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 7:25PM
wow you can nearly smell it - very lush
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
3 Jun 2008 8:17PM
V2 for me, a lovely bold presentation.

Robert
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
3 Jun 2008 8:21PM
3 super shots.

Rock
3 Jun 2008 10:30PM
Very beautiful flowers, great shots,
Johanna
derekv 9 3 England
3 Jun 2008 10:30PM
Cracking shots, Sandra, superb detail and presentation.
Derek
phil_j Plus
10 134 4 England
4 Jun 2008 8:44AM
Beautiful image.

Phil
JudeC 9 6 3 England
4 Jun 2008 8:55AM
Hi - super set of images - Jude.
davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 9:27AM
Good series. Like the texture that you seem to have acheived on the petals - a slight watercolour effect ? V1 for me although I think the borders on the other two are a bit more subtle.
Dave
KKmoments 10 12 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 12:59PM
I'm working backwards through your pf and I'm green with envy.... these are the most beautiful flowers i've seen.... this frangipani is so lovely... what i would do for these in my garden lol... great shots, all of them... Karen Smile
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2008 10:40AM
Great shots and love the bright cheerful colours of #2
Tim

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