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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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pony10girl 10 2
3 Jun 2008 10:17AM
a very nice set of pictures,i like them lots

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Cormy 10 3 England
3 Jun 2008 10:22AM
Super trio.
buxton 10 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 10 78 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 10:39AM
Lovely images Sandra

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
3 Jun 2008 10:44AM
Gorgeous and well composed
CarolG 11 199 20 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 10 4 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 11:33AM
I love the petal formations on these. Super shots!
Marilyn x
Herge88 11 40 4 England
3 Jun 2008 11:38AM
Nice collection.

Best Matt
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
3 Jun 2008 12:04PM
This is wonderful Sandra. Beautiful composition.
3 Jun 2008 12:15PM
V1/2 For me Sandra, wonderful compositions, well done.

GrahamBaines 11 39 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 1:14PM
Super shot excellently presented.

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
3 Jun 2008 2:29PM
wonderful tones & textures...
3 Jun 2008 2:35PM
Beautiful series of images , love the colours.
RubberBullets 16 1 6 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 2:36PM
Lovely flowers Sandra, well captured.

graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 2:40PM
V 2 i like a load --But all are Good
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
3 Jun 2008 2:52PM
3 great shots but V1 and V2 are my favs.
p.s. Have changed username..... was robin1. Smile
3 Jun 2008 4:21PM
Lovely set of quality images.
dianah 11 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.
patsy88 11 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 6:29PM
Excellent set..
Dugud 10 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 6:50PM
Great images, lovely detail.
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 7:01PM
Three of the best, lovely shots,
peugeot406 11 7 1 England
3 Jun 2008 7:21PM
Beautiful image
fotodayz 10 179 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 7:25PM
wow you can nearly smell it - very lush
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
3 Jun 2008 8:17PM
V2 for me, a lovely bold presentation.

Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
3 Jun 2008 8:21PM
3 super shots.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 10:30PM
Very beautiful flowers, great shots,
derekv 10 3 England
3 Jun 2008 10:30PM
Cracking shots, Sandra, superb detail and presentation.
phil_j 12 134 4 England
4 Jun 2008 8:44AM
Beautiful image.

JudeC 11 6 3 England
4 Jun 2008 8:55AM
Hi - super set of images - Jude.
davidhu 12 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.
KKmoments 11 12 1 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 10 40 66 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2008 10:40AM
Great shots and love the bright cheerful colours of #2

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