Aloha Friday – Favorite Flower: Pikake

IMG_7123In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So Kalani thought that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, too. On her blog she’ll ask a simple question for us to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then if we would like to participate, we can do the same. I am participating this week and my question is: “What is your favorite flower?” I am working on a post about my favorite tropical flowers and thought I would like to hear what others’ favorite flowers are.

For me us, one of my favorites is Pikake. We call it Sampaguita in the Philippines but it is called Pikake in Hawaii. I love it’s fragrance and its dainty clean look. The buds are used for making leis, and if you receive one of these fresh Pikake leis, you are special. WATCH THIS song by Hapa in honor of Pikake, see a Pikake Lei and enjoy the song.

For visit more participants, please go to An Island Life and click on the linkies.

13 thoughts on “Aloha Friday – Favorite Flower: Pikake”

  1. Above all else I revere the Gardina; I adore the fragrance and it reminds me of my grandmother, it is very hard to grow in Texas and a varity called the Tahitian Tiare Flower grows best here along the coast. Close personal favorites include Stargazer Lillies, Oleander, Plumeria and Hibiscus. I like flowers. 😉

  2. Aloha Friday!

    I’m not a big flower person, but I’d have to say the flowers, and the fragrances, that can be found on Hawaii are amazing.

    But, if I have to pick a flower, I’d say a sunflower because Cindy (my wife) has eyes with sort of a sunflower pattern in them.
    .-= Kris´s last blog ..Flickr Group: Road to Hana =-.

  3. My fav would have to be teh Chinese sugar plum blossom. But then, still, a rose is a rose and I will always adore roses!!! 🙂

    This little white flower is so precious! 🙂
    .-= Charity´s last blog ..Follow =-.

  4. I moved from Hawaii, where I am originally from, now living in Southern California. I have been trying to grow a Pikake plant and have had this for a few years now. Planted in the ground. It is about 3 ft tall and very green. But, when it starts to “bud”, the buds die before they can mature. Any ideas what I can do or what type of fertilizer to use? The soil here is very acidic, and unlike the good old Islands, you cant just poke a plant in the ground and it grows.



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