You've seen the pictures - plumeria flowers with wildly vibrant blue, odd green, striking black and white etc. being sold on eBay, Amazon and Etsy. And when it blooms with white flowers, the seller (and your money) is long gone.
We don't do that!
All of our plumeria photographs represent true colors, representing the bloom as it appears in our Thai growing grounds.
Here's how our raw images move from the field to the webpage.
Step One: if you've tried digital photography, you've noticed that the camera will 'help' you with color balance, making some colors (especially red and whites) very hard to capture correctly. For that reason, the original photo is color corrected at the time it was taken to match the bloom color as closely as possible. The flower's veins, streaks, vivid colors or gentle pastels represent its natural appearance.
Step Two: the field photos are sent to the webmaster for cleaning. Visual distractions such as insects (except for some cute ants; see if you can find them), spiders (you know who you are), hands or feet, dirt or rust specks, and foreground dead blooms or leaves are digitally removed.
Step Three: the final image is watermarked with the Jungle Jack variety name and date, and then cropped. Finally, the image file is resized for faster loading from either the website or the mobile site.
I'm often asked why don't we show photos of the huge clusters. It's because our photographs are not taken during peak blooming season, but during dormant season when cuttings are made.
Will your Jungle Jack Plumeria blooms look exactly like the photo? Yes and no. Plumeria coloring responds to daytime / nighttime heat, fertilizer usage, sunshine / shade by becoming more vivid / subtle and larger / smaller in size. For example, Gina is a brilliant red rainbow in cool weather, but a strong, solid brick red with white edges in the heat. Some plumeria, like Grace, are completely unaffected!