Plant Family / Jasminum - Jasmine
Evergreen or deciduous, Jasminum (Jasmine) is a genus of 200 or more species of shrubs or vines that are grown mainly for their star-shaped, white, pink or yellow flowers, which are sometimes intensely fragrant. Their foliage is also very attractive. Some Jasmine varieties are hardy and can be grown outdoors, while others are so tender that they should be treated like houseplants and brought indoors in winter. Easy to grow, Jasmines grow quickly in good soil and bloom more profusely in sunny locations, but all adapt to less than perfect conditions. Grow the climbing species over a trellis, fence, shrub, or archway and enjoy their heavenly fragrance filling the air!
Prized for its winter floral display, award-winner Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter Jasmine) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with long, arching branches. Its slender willowy green stems stand out in late winter or early spring when clothed with masses of bright yellow flowers
A top favorite among the Arabian Jasmine varieties, Jasminum sambac 'Grand Duke of Tuscany' (Arabian Jasmine) features the biggest flowers of all sambacs with its fully double, white blooms, 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Resembling camellias, the sweetly fragrant blossoms are borne at the tips of upright stems adorned with deep green ruffled leaves.