The Frangipani flowers are a symbols of those qualities to which we all aspire: friendship and hospitality.
The Frangipani or Plumeria (aka Pomelia), is a shrub with sweet-fragrant white blossoms, that crowded the coastal areas of Sicily. It made its early appearances in small bunches carried by the noblewomen of Palermo in the 18th century. The Botanic Garden of Palermo in Sicily, still retains its oldest specimens.
The variety "Palermo" features white flowers with an intense perfume of vanilla, cinnamon and rose.
The flower is characterized by rounded petals, partly overlapping, almost forming a closed circle. The petals are marked with yellow, or sometimes pink, streaks of random intensity.
The fragrant plumeria is one of Hawaiʻi’s most abundant blossom. In Hawai'i it is known as Plumerias. Polynesians too use the Frangipani's Flowers in their welcoming necklaces (Na' Lei) as a symbol of immortality and good omen.