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Jasminium Sambac / Arabian Jasmine from seeds

nareshthaleshwarnareshthaleshwar Wembley Posts: 5
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has tried growing Jasminium Sambac or Arabian jasmine from seeds? I have ordered some seeds and are coming from China, I will appreciate any tips, advice, suggestions and experience shared with me. Thank you.

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,000

    This 'Encyclopedia of Life' entry (Did you know?) suggests you may have fallen for a scam. Many seeds 'from China' bought on ebay or similar, turn out not to be what they claimed to be.  You aren't the first to have been caught out, it's all too easy.
    The plant is not frost hardy either, so would need to be kept in a greenhouse or conservatory.


    Arabian jasmine
    Plants
    Jasminum sambac is a species of jasmine native to a small region in the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and neighbouring Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is cultivated in many places, especially across much of South and Southeast Asia. Wikipedia
    Kingdom: Plantae
    Scientific name: Jasminum sambac
    Rank: Species
    Did you know: Cultivated Jasminum sambac generally do not bear seeds and the plant is reproduced solely by cuttings, layering, marcotting, and other methods of asexual propagation. eol.org

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    I share the thoughts voiced by Buttercupdays. I remember similar posts about Rainbow roses and Blue Strawberries
  • nareshthaleshwarnareshthaleshwar Wembley Posts: 5
    Buttercup days said:

    This 'Encyclopedia of Life' entry (Did you know?) suggests you may have fallen for a scam. Many seeds 'from China' bought on ebay or similar, turn out not to be what they claimed to be.  You aren't the first to have been caught out, it's all too easy.
    The plant is not frost hardy either, so would need to be kept in a greenhouse or conservatory.


    Arabian jasmine
    Plants
    Jasminum sambac is a species of jasmine native to a small region in the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and neighbouring Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is cultivated in many places, especially across much of South and Southeast Asia. Wikipedia
    Kingdom: Plantae
    Scientific name: Jasminum sambac
    Rank: Species
    Did you know: Cultivated Jasminum sambac generally do not bear seeds and the plant is reproduced solely by cuttings, layering, marcotting, and other methods of asexual propagation. eol.org

    Thanks Buttercupdays for your advice really appreciate, I did quite a bit of research, including a article in RHS website which said whilst not in and around UK / Europe may be but in some countries Jasmine do develop berry and we can have seeds; also Jasmine is quite common in China, so took some chance and ordered seeds from there will see what transpires.
    Also google search do bring up little information as to Jasmine can also be grown from seeds, but I found information very brief so posted here to get some first hand advice from some one who may have tried.
    Wikipedia article says “generally” do not bear seeds, so does reserve possibility of seeds.
    I did manage to buy Jasminium Sambac in this country and monitoring its growth, it did grow new shoots since I bought  and now some buds too have appeared, however I am not sure how it will be in winter, I have planned to take the plant indoor and have already bought LED grow lights. Shall put up here how the thing progresses 🙂
  • nareshthaleshwarnareshthaleshwar Wembley Posts: 5
    nutcutlet said:
    I share the thoughts voiced by Buttercupdays. I remember similar posts about Rainbow roses and Blue Strawberries
    Thanks nutcutlet,  it was not high value  and seller had 99+ positive feedback so took chance, finger crossed 🤞 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    I hope they work, there are many reliable and honest traders on ebay but the more uncommon or unlikely the plant, (eg Blue Strawbs) the more likely the scam
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