Jasminum officinale
Common Jasmine

Jasminum officinale



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Jasminum officinale, is the most rewarding of climbers, requiring little attention. In high summer, the slim, entwining stems, covered with delicately shaped leaves, produce a mass of starry flowers. Ravishing to look at, at dusk these flowers emit an unforgettably heady scent which is irresistible to early evening pollinators such as moths.


You will smell the flowers of Jasminum officinale before you see it. The scent is spectacular and as such, is best situated near a terrace where time is spent relaxing or climbing up walls beneath open windows during the summer. The national plant of Pakistan, it is thought to have been indigenous to Central Asia.


From June to September will emerge a profusion of highly scented flowers

  • Moist, well drained soil
  • South or west facing
  • Full sun, partial shade
  • Sheltered

This vigorous climber will need a support structure through or up which to climb - horizontal lines of wire or trellising. Plant 40cm away from any wall. While establishing ensure that it is properly watered, thereafter it is drought tolerant.


Wonderfully scented flowers