Bernieh's Jasminum officinale or Poet's Jasmine x 1 Blooming
Plant: Common Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) |
A charming Chinese native, Poet’s Jasmine or Common Jasmine is a flowering evergreen vine or shrub. The plant has been well-known since ancient times for its sweet scent, which is especially strong at night.
Poet’s jasmine grows like a vine but can be shaped into a shrub. It is a perennial plant that needs bright light with some direct sunlight each day in eastern or western exposure. Keep soil moist as Jasmine can easily wilt. When growth slows in winter, hold back on the watering a bit more.
Jasminum officinale blooms best with a cool night temperature. Prune often, as they can be rampant growers. Jasmine enjoys extra humidity. During the growing season, feed once a month with a standard water soluble fertilizer. Jasmines prefer a fertile, well-drained soil.
To propagate: Take tip cuttings just below a node or heel cuttings (from sideshoots with a small section of main stem attached) in midsummer to fall. Grow cuttings in a pre-moistened light soil mix with extra humidity. Repot when rooting has taken place and treat them as mature specimens.
Bernieh's Jasminum officinale or Poet's Jasmine Care Instructions
Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Common Jasmine is known for growing to a height of approximately 6.00 metres (that's 19.50 feet in imperial).
More information about Jasminum officinale or Poet's Jasmine is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Jasminum officinale or Poet's Jasmine Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
16 Mar 2013
04 Apr 2012
First blooms since drastic cut-back
15 Dec 2011
First shoots appearing after drastic cut-back
19 Nov 2011
Severe cut-back in preparation for pergola repair
17 Jul 2011
Flowering is finished – was slightly out of whack this year
15 May 2011
Now covered in flowers
01 May 2011
21 Apr 2011
Finally blooming after a summer no show
19 Apr 2011
08 Apr 2011
09 Jan 2011