There are more than 200 types of jasmine flowers and these are some of the more popular and easy to grow. Jasmine flowers are tropical, originating in some of the warmest places on earth. Some can be grown as far north as Pennsylvania in the east and along the Pacific coast as far north as the Canadian border. You can find types of jasmine flowers that will bloom in any season of the year.
Common Jasmine, also known as jasmine officinale and poet’s jasmine, is a native of Iran. It produces sweetly fragrant white flowers. It can grow from 2 to 4 feet tall and needs full sun . The plant needs night temperatures in winter to be below 60 degrees F, but not below 30 degrees F, or it will not bloom in the spring. It is hardy as far north as zone 6.
Winter Jasmine, also known as Jasmine nudiflorum, is a shrub and a native of China. It is hardy in the warmer zones 6 to 10 and can grow to a height of 10 feet and be just as wide. The flowers are bright yellow, but have no fragrance. It starts to bloom in November and continues through early spring. It is often planted on hillsides.
Arabian Jasmine, also known as Jasmine sambac, is used to make jasmine tea. It grows as a vine or a shrub and produces small, white, fragrant flowers. Arabian Jasmine is an evergreen that will grow all year long in the warmest climates and it will grow from 6 to 10 feet tall. It is hardy in zones 9 to 11.
Primrose Jasmine, also known as Jasmine mesnyi, is an shrub that produces large, 2 inch across, flowers in early spring and occasionally in summer. It can grow to a height of from 5 to 10 feet and can take the sandy soil of the south. It is hardy in zones 8 to 10.
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