Plumeria is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. Most species are deciduous shrubs or small trees. The tropical species are indigenous to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and as far south as Brazil, but are grown as cosmopolitan ornamentals in warm regions. Common names for plants in the genus vary widely but Frangipani or variations on that theme are the most common.
April is still the dry season here in Central Florida with few rainy days and lots of blue skies.
The other day in late afternoon, I was enjoying a beautiful sky and my flowers. The red hibiscus has beautiful flowers almost daily.
Today the star of the show today is first frangipani (plumeria) blooms of the season.
Just like tropical hibiscus, each bloom only lasts one day, but the plant is a prolific bloomer during late spring through the summer.
The majority of the country can only grow these tropical beauties as potted plants that are brought inside during their dormant stage from autumn until spring. The plant requires at least 6 hours of sunlight to prosper and bloom.
I hope you enjoyed our short visit to my garden here in Central Florida.
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41 thoughts to “Early Plumeria Flowers”
Those frangipani certainly ARE the star of the show. I love the way they smell. So heady! You have the best flowers in central FL!
Laurie you say the sweetest things – have a great day!
Your tropical blooms are so different from those we see here and so very dramatic and beautiful!
Beautiful flowers Carol. And I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who stares at the sky way too much.
nope I love looking at clouds
Spring has sprung.
Your blue skies are beautiful, and wonderful flower captures!
So very pretty.
Such pretty flowers and skies. We’re still getting snow!
I lived in Florida (Hollywood) for a few months. Love, love, love the tropical flowers! Your photos are fantastic!
Carol – ah, the fragrant frangipani. A gift from God. Although I do wonder what He meant by creating flowers such as these (along with hibiscus and day lilies and others) to last only a day? If this is how he dresses them, how much more does he care for us!!! Thanks so much for inviting us into your garden – a true joy to all of us at Mosaic Monday!
Yes the plumerias are lovely. I have some. Every so often they serve as the caterpillars feast. Happy mosaic Monday
the local caterpillars here in Florida don’t seem interested in the plumerias.
Hello beautiful sky captures. I love the plumerias and hibiscus plants. Beautiful blooms. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!
SO beautiful! I didn’t realize the blooms on plumeria only lasted one day. They always make me smile when I see them because then I know I am in the south.
All the flowers are lovely. Good shots
How beautiful! We are so fortunate to have flowers bloom year round here in Florida! And this year the wildflowers are blooming like crazy too! You’ve taken lovely photos! Enjoy your day!
Gorgeous! I can almost smell the plumeria’s sweet scent.
Those lilies will be gorgeous in a couple of days. You have a lovely garden with plenty of colour.
Oh, such pretty flowers, Carol! This really is a nice time of year.
You know Carol, your flowers are so beautiful. I’m just about ready to quit growing flowers. Have a great day.
You just need to add a couple of trees and maybe flowering bushes that do not require lots of work. I really don’t do anything for the frangipani. I’m not sure what grows well in your area.
Two favorite flowers. The plumeria I have only seen on vacation and I couldn’t get enough of their scent. Thanks for sharing these Carol, brought back good memories of these pretty flowers. I once went around a garden where there were so many colors of hibiscus, I never knew there were that many. As for the plumeria I would have looked an interesting sight sticking my nose in each flower and breathing in that intoxicating scent. On reflection I should have checked for bees first, lol!
Lots of bees in my yard so always check!
Those are beautiful, I don’t think we have those in Oklahoma but I would be the least likely to know.
Since it’s a tropical plant, it would have to come in the house in the winter in Oklahoma.
Gorgeous skies. Plumeria is one of my favorite flowers, partly because they always remind me of Hawaii.
Lindas flores son tan coloridas. Te mando un beso.
I have grown up with plumerias all my life, but only now as an adult that I learned to appreciate them for their beauty. I think it’s due to the fact that back home where I grew up plumerias were said to be flowers for the dead and so they’re sorta “untouchables”. And despite their simple beauty no one ever picks them as their favorites.
That is sad – they are so beautiful.
Luscious and beautiful photos!
I’ve seen Frangipani (the name I know it by) growing here. It smells divine!
Oh so that’s what those white flowers are called! Those are the ones i often see by the beach, the flowers that I’m always eager to pluck and I thought they are great for making leis. Thanks for sharing about Plumeria. I learned something today.
The frangipani flowers are one of the kinds used in Hawaii for leis. They are an easy plant to grow in tropical areas and if you cut a nice long piece off the tree, you can grow another one. Just push the piece in the ground.
Beautiful sky shots and awesome floral macro shots ~ Xo
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The florals are beautiful but that Florida sky is gorgeous. TFS with #aclwcc.
Wawww, so beautiful flowers, I like that hibiscus flower, Red colour is my favourate
Ooh those frangipani flowers are beautiful! Do they smell of sweet almond (like frangipani pastry)? x
I’m not sure – I’ve never had the pastry.