Jasminum sambacItem #7178 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 10
Lush foliage on vine-like growth with intensely fragrant, little white flowers that open at night and close in the morning, fading to pink as they age. Widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental plant and for its strongly scented flowers. Use in containers near patios and entryways where the fragrance can be enjoyed. A frost-tender evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide, with support.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:JAZ-mih-num SAM-bakDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide, with support.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer, into fall; year-round in warm climates.Flower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsCrape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Plumbago (Plumbago); Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea); Lantana (Lantana); New Zealand Flax (Phormium)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune after flowering to keep the plants thinned and shaped.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- History & LoreLore:The dried flowers of Arabian jasmine are used by the Chinese to flavor jasmine tea. In Hawaii they use the flowers in leis. In India they're used in garlands, and Arabian jasmine is the national flower of the Philippines.