"The frangipani flower is Mother Nature's symbol of perfection."
The frangipani tree, its flowers and perfume, invoke subconcious memories of paradise, peace, tranquility, love and perfection.
Nothing epitomises the tropics quite like the frangipani. Their sweet perfume and beautiful flower bouquets conjure up memories of paradise and peaceful bliss, making them universally loved.
The genus, Plumeria, is named in honor of the seventeenth-century French botanist Charles Plumier, who traveled to the New World documenting many plant and animal species. The common name "frangipani" comes from a sixteenth-century marquess of the noble family in Italy who invented a plumeria-scented perfume. They are native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America as far south as Brazil but can be grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions.
In Australias sub tropics and tropics they are ideal for our changing climate being hardy and drought tolerant. They require little maintenance and provide their stunning tropical blooms as a reward for our meagre efforts.
In Chinese feng shui, the frangipani is associated with love.
In Laos, Budhists regard the frangipani tree as sacred.
The frangipani is the national flower of Nicaragua.
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