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You may recognize frangipani blossoms as one of the flowers used to make Hawaiian leis. Also known as plumeria, the pinwheel-shaped blooms of this tropical beauty are incredibly fragrant and come in a range of colors — white, yellow, pink, or variegated.

Plumeria are flowering ornamentals native to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Venezuela, and Colombia. Highly valued for their colorful flowers, plumeria are now grown in tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world. Plumeria, or frangipani, are members of the Apocynaceae family. Unless steps are taken to prevent frost damage, plumeria are generally limited to landscape uses in south Florida and protected regions of central Florida.

Source: UF|IFAS Gardening Solutions

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