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Can you Identify this Jasmine & Share any tips?

TabbyfaTabbyfa Posts: 35

Hello Gardners World image I know buying from Homebase isn't ideal *I lost a honey suckle last year to mould do to it being so unhappy after brining it home* but I couldn't resist purchasing two Jasmine plants today that were reduced from £6 to £3. I've been wanting one for awhile now and it seemed meant to be! 

I just am not sure what kind of Jasmine it is and how to best care for it. It was grown in a loop around a little wire but I cut the wire out and repotted into my garden patio in a sheltered corner that gets the most sunlight. The plant is full of blooms and it seems quite healthy and happy at the moment. I gave it a good drink of water and broke up the roots a little so it settles into the new pot. Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated image

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  • JoneskJonesk Posts: 205

    I'm a sucker for offers too!!

    Try the above link from GW. Is it perhaps a 'Star Jasmine'. I also find google helpful for this type of info.

    My neighbour has been growing this type of Jasmine for the last few years in a sheltered patio position (In the corner of North and West facing walls) and it looks super healthy.

    I remember my mum growing some a few years back but it was killed off by frost so I'm reluctant to give it a go myself.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,526

    It looks more like Jasminum officinale than a trachelospermum. It should be fine in a sunny corner. 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,526

    I think it has been trained as a house plant. I get suckered by these too. When it has done flowering inside, you can plant it in the garden in a sunnyspot with free draining soil. Keep it away from radiators, and keep it moist while it is flowering. It should perfume the house.

  • JoneskJonesk Posts: 205

    That's why I love this forum!!! There is a wealth of available information online when searching but nothing can ever beat experience!! Have gained so much help and knowledge from this forum.

    Thanks for the correction fidgetbones imageimage

    PS It does appear that it is the Jasmine Officinale that my mum kept and my neighbour has!! - recorded as 'tender' on the GW plant section

  • I had one that I planted in a large tub and it grew rampant all over the back wall of my old lean-to greenhouse and looked and smelled lovely. I lost it when the greenhouse had to be replaced, but have bought a plant for the new one, though it hasn't had time to get going yet.

  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,400

    Just to say, the plant you have is neither Trachelospermum nor Jasminum officinale, but Jasminum polyanthum, a tender twining climber that can survive outdoors in the more sheltered parts of this country, in the south and west.  Elsewhere it's not really that hardy and best in the conservatory.

    East Anglia, England
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,928

    I think Marlorena is right. I have one.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601

    My daughter has one that grows up the side of her living room, round the window. It is sheltered from strong wind and gets warmth from the house and it thrives. My house, 3 miles away, is very exposed to sea winds and they won't survive outside in winter. Mine is in a pot which goes out in summer and into the greenhouse in winter. They are lovely, easy plants and the scent is wonderful.

  • 43014301 Posts: 1

    I saw the chat about Jasmine and wonder if you can advise - my daughter is getting married in Sept and would like Jasmine as part of the table decks which we are doing ourselves. I would like to grow some myself and thought officianale.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,928

    4301 Jasmine officianale has finished flowering by September, but I live in SW France. However, I thought it's normal flowering time is June - August. The polyanthum, which is often sold as a house plant, flowers early in the year. Wouldn't you want it in flower for the wedding?

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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