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Products > Jasminum officinale forma grandiflorum
 
Jasminum officinale forma grandiflorum - Spanish or Poet's Jasmine
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Oleaceae (Olives)
Origin: Himalaya Mountain Region (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [J. grandiflorum, J. offinale f. affine]
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Jasminum officinale forma grandiflorum (Spanish Jasmine) - This is a semi-deciduous vine that can grow to 15 feet tall with arching square stems bearing leaves composed of small leaflets of five or seven. Spanish Jasmine supports itself by twining. At the branch tips from mid spring into fall are borne the clusters of sweetly-fragrant white flowers. The individual flowers, held on unequal-length pedicels, are 3/4 to 1 inch wide and the buds and the undersides of the petals are tinged pink. Plant in full sun with average watering. It takes temperatures down to about 15 degrees F. This plant has also been known as Jasminum grandiflorum and some consider it synonomous with the Poet Jasmine, Jasminum officinale forma affine, though the hardy Poet's Jasmine is a larger growing plant with smaller flowers with broader petals and only blooms in the summer.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Jasminum officinale forma grandiflorum.
 
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