I thought I share an article I published recently about pink plumerias
for everybody who is interested in growing plumerias. The article
includes the names of some plumerias with delightful fragrances....
Though not as bold as red, pink plumeria flowers have a unique place
among plumeria flowers when it comes to color. Bright pink colors
express youth, fun, excitement, and confidence. Pink, since being
chosen as the color to symbolize the fight against women’s breast cancer
possibly for its association with baby girls, has internationally added
awareness and hope to its already recognized romantic and charming
appeal. Pink plumeria flowers offer this softer side to their red
Pink flowers come in different shades known as blush, coral, fuchsia,
raspberry, rose, salmon, hot pink, and magenta. Some named pink plumeria
flowers among Plumeria rubra officially registered with the Plumeria
Society of America include Charlotte Ebert, Grove Farm, Maui Beauty,
Mela Matson, Sally Moragne, and Slaughter Pink.
has hot pink flowers. The flowers average four inches
in diameter with highly overlapping petals which are elliptical in
shape. Flowers show a small yellow center. The fragrance is described as
jasmine with a hint of coconut. The keeping quality of the flowers is
good with the hot pink color of the petals fading over time. Charlotte
Ebert is a tall upright growing plumeria.
has medium pink colored flowers. The flowers are more than
four inches in diameter with highly overlapping petals which are wide
and elliptical in shape. Flowers have a strong yellow center and red
bands on the back. Dark pink lines run throughout the petals on the
front. The texture of these plumeria flowers is heavy resulting in a
good keeping quality. The fragrance of Grove Farm is described as mild
has blush pink flowers. The flowers average between three
and three and a half inches in diameter with moderately overlapping
petals which have rounded tips. Flowers show a vibrant pink band on the
back with the center of the flower being bright yellow. The fragrance
reminds one of lemons. The keeping quality of the flowers is very good.
Maui Beauty exhibits a well balanced growth habit.
has medium pink colored flowers with a dark pink band on
the back. The flowers are between three and four inches in diameter and
composed of reflexed petals. The petals of this plumeria flower are
wide, rounded, and overlapping. Mela Matson has a sweet fragrance with
some lemon. This plumeria is very floriferous and blooms for a long
time. The keeping quality of the flowers is good. The growth habit of
this plumeria tree is upright and somewhat lanky.
is one of the famous Moragne hybrids. These plumeria
flowers open with a soft peachy pink color and fade to white with pink
as they age. Both colors, peachy pink and white with pink, are present
on the inflorescence and create a beautiful contrast of colors. The
flowers are very large, up to five inches in diameter, with the petals
being wide with a rounded tip and highly overlapping. The texture of the
flowers is heavy resulting in a very good keeping quality. The fragrance
is strong and sweet. Sally Moragne grows tall with an upright growth
has light pink flowers with darker pink showing on the
edges of the petals. This plumeria is easy to grow, and produces huge
clusters of flowers. The flowers average four inches in diameter and
have petals which are reflexed, separated and have a pointed tip. These
plumeria flowers have a strong citrus fragrance.
These are just some of many well known pink plumerias. These are proven
performers producing delightful scented plumeria flowers.
Copyright © Bob Walsh 2011