Yellow means sunshine, hope and happiness. You know for yourselves that when you have a number of cloudy days that are followed by a day of bright sunshine how everybody’s mood improves. People are happier, kinder, and seem to express joy more readily. Yellow as a color has that same effect on people. It is a warm color that radiates cheerfulness.
Yellow is a sign of hope and return as with the symbol of yellow ribbons tied around the tree calling for the safe return of love ones including our brave military men and women from harm’s way.
Yellow flowers are the hope of the return of spring with daffodils, tulips, and roses.
Shades of yellow can be described as banana, chiffon, cream, golden, goldenrod, lemon, mellow yellow, saffron, and topaz. Yellow suggests freshness and citrus fruitiness, such as lemon yellow which also suggests a clean inviting refreshing scent, which is probably why lemon scent is so popular in so many aerosol products.
The same is true when it comes to yellow plumeria flowers, such as ‘Aztec Gold’, ‘Bali Whirl’, ‘Celadine’, ‘Cyndi Morange’, ‘Lemon Drop’, ‘Nebel’s Gold’, and ‘Paul Weissich’.
Plumeria ‘Aztec Gold’ has golden yellow flowers. Aztec Gold’s flowers show a very light pink band on the back of the petals. This pink band is barely visible once the flowers open up and fades to white once the flowers age. These plumeria flowers measure up to 4 inches in diameter and are composed of petals which are elliptical in shape, overlap moderately, and have rounded tips. The fragrance of the flowers is strong with the essence of ripe peaches. Aztec Gold flowers easily and the blooming season extends for months.
Plumeria ‘Bali Whirl’ is the first plumeria with double flowers which tend to be between three and four inches in diameter. Each flower has ten petals which spread out and make one flower look like several flowers. The flowers are yellow with a white margin, similar to the flowers of Celadine. Bali Whirl is easy to grow and flowers profusely.
Plumeria ‘Celadine’ is also known as ‘Common Yellow’ and ‘Graveyard Yellow’. The flowers are a bright yellow with a white border surrounding the yellow of each petal. The flowers measure up to three and a half inches in diameter, have an excellent keeping quality and a strong lemon fragrance. The tips of the petals are pointed and overlap slightly. The growth habit of Celadine is upright and dense.
Plumeria ‘Cyndi Moragne’ has large, four to five inches in diameter, flowers which are white Market Harborough florist with a large yellow center. These plumeria flowers have a pink band on the reverse side of the petals which exhibit rounded tips. The petals have a heavy texture, and highly overlap. The keeping quality of the flowers is very good and the fragrance is sweet with a hint of spice. Cindy Moragne is named after the granddaughter of William Moragne, Sr.
Plumeria ‘Lemon Drop’ has brilliant yellow flowers with each petal showing a small white edge surrounding the broad yellow area. Flowers average four inches in diameter. These plumeria flowers are composed of heavy textured petals which are elliptical in shape and highly overlap. The flowers have a strong lemon scent with a very good keeping quality. Lemon Drop is easy to grow and blooms freely over a long period of time.
Plumeria ‘Nebel’s Gold’ is an often overlooked plumeria flower which is rather popular on the Hawaiian Islands. The flowers, averaging three inches in diameter, are mostly yellow with light pink bands on the reverse side of the petals. The petals are elliptical in shape and moderately overlap. These plumeria flowers have a lemon scent but a rather poor keeping quality.
Plumeria ‘Paul Weissich’ has large golden yellow flowers with an orange center and pink lines radiating through the petals. The flowers are between three and three and a half inches in diameter. The petals are elliptical in shape, overlap moderately, and have rounded tips. These plumeria flowers have a fragrance which reminds one of peaches. Paul Weissich is a vigorous grower. This plumeria was named after the Director of the Foster Botanic Garden in Honolulu, Hawaii.
These are just some examples of yellow plumeria flowers offering a variety of fragrances. Applying proven guidelines these delightful plumerias can be successfully grown in your garden.