Plumeria flower-why is it a cemetary/funeral flower? : LUSENET : About Hawaii : One Thread

Simple question.... Why is the Plumeria flower considered the Funeral/Cemetary flower?

Thanks in advance!

-- Mary Ann Papinchak (, January 12, 1999


One story that I have heard is that oldtimers call plumerias the graveyard flower or the "ma-ke man's flower" because plumeria is planted so abundantly in cemeteries.

-- Roy Inouye (, January 12, 1999.

I like Plumeria flowers.

-- Angelica (, February 09, 2002.

They smell good.

-- Angelica (, February 09, 2002.

Because it is planted in cemeteries most often. It also smells fragrant

-- wife of m... (, March 06, 2003.

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