• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast grower, stems to 15 to 20 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:so-LAY-num jas-min-OY-deez
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast grower, stems to 15 to 20 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasUse this vine along the top of a fence as a backdrop or over a gate for an accent in the garden or patio. Large liana that may be clipped into a variety of forms or allowed to sprawl as a rangy shrub.
    Companion PlantsThe variegated foliage of Pink Splendor Mirror Plant (Coprosma repens 'Pink Splendor') is a good companion to this vine. The compact growth and golden bracts of Rosenka Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'Rosenka') also works well. Or try the bright red Mini RedTM Verbena (Verbena peruviana 'Moned') as a groundcover.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: fall after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This great woody plant is a nightshade, its genus sharing the same name as the family, Solanaceae. It contains over 1700 species from around the world ranging from trees to small garden herbs. This species hails from the jungles of Brazil. The species suggests a similar vine like habit to that of jasmine. This variegated form is of garden origin.
    Lore:
    Nightshades are a group of notoriously poisonous plants which figure into folklore of nearly every culture where its species are native. The European nightshades are the backbone of the witch's brew.