Jasminum sambacItem #7178 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 10
This bushy vine or scrambling shrub has intensely fragrant little white flowers that open at night and close in the morning, fading to pink as they age. Widely grown throughout the tropics as an ornamental plant and for its strongly scented flowers. Blooms year-round in warmer climates. Wonderful container plant.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:JAZ-mih-num SAM-bakDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer into FallFlower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsCrape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Plumbago (Plumbago); Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea); Lantana (Lantana); New Zealand Flax (Phormium)
- CareCare InformationPerform best in well-drained, enriched soil. Feed with a balanced fertilizer in spring. Tie the stems to supports and keep the soil evenly moist through the growing season. Prune after flowering to keep the plants thinned and shaped.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat.
- 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.