• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:JAZ-mih-num SAM-bak
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsNew Zealand Flax (Phormium); Clematis (Clematis); Plumbago (Plumbago); Rose (Rosa); Lantana (Lantana)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, moist, well-drained soils. Protect from harsh afternoon sun in hot, dry inland areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed with an acid fertilizer in early spring. Prune after flowering to shape.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    It was said that a Chinese emperor of the Sung dynasty (960-1279 AD) had Jasmine in his palace grounds so he could enjoy its fragrance. In the 1400s, Jasmine was planted for kings of Afghanistan, Nepal and Persia. Varieties of Jasmine used in perfume, found their way to places across the seas -- beginning from areas along the Arabian Sea, such as Persia and India then crossing the Red Sea into Egypt. They reached into the territory around the Aegean Sea into Turkey and Greece. And, they spread to areas along the Mediterranean Sea from Africa through Egypt, Algeria and Morocco -- reaching Western Europe through Spain by Moors in 1600, and France and Italy. The plant was introduced into Britain in the latter part of the 17th century. This particular selection, 'Monhariklia', is from a prized plant kept in an oak barrel for years and years by a family originally from Greece. A descendant of the family brought it to the attention of Monrovia's Nicholas Staddon, who immediately noted its garden merits.

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