2-3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth rate: Average
- Flowering period: Summer and Autumn
- Hardiness: H5
- Eventual height: 4 – 8m
- Eventual spread: 1.5 – 2.5m
Jasminum Officinale, also known as the ‘Common Jasmine’ is a beautiful and fragrant climbing vine that is a popular choice for gardens and landscapes. Its delicate white flowers fill the air with a sweet aroma in the Summer and Autumn, attracting bees and butterflies to your garden.
This hardy vine is easy to grow, requiring full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It can grow vigorously and reach up to 8m in height. It can be trained to climb on trellises, walls and fences.
Jasmine’s leaves and flowers are also used in perfumes, teas, and traditional medicine. Its oil is commonly used in aromatherapy and as a natural remedy for various ailments. It’s also used in jasmine tea production, which is a popular beverage in many cultures.
With proper care, this jasmine can be enjoyed for many years, adding colour and fragrance to your garden. Its hardy and low-maintenance nature makes it a great option for both experienced gardeners and those new to gardening. Its sweet aroma and delicate flowers, make it a perfect addition to any garden, it will be sure to impress and delight all who see it.
History of Jasminum Officinale
The Jasminum Officinale has been used in traditional medicine and perfumery in many cultures. The plant is mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman literature and is believed to have been brought to Europe by traders during the Middle Ages. It was also popular in medieval Islamic gardens, where it was used for its fragrance and for religious rituals.