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Pink Jasmine

Jasminum polyanthum

Description:

Though called "Pink" it is only the buds that are bright pink. When opened the star-shaped flowers are pure white. It is alternatively called Pink Winter Jasmine (distinct from yellow-flowering J. nudilflorumalso called Winter Jasmine), because Pink Jasmine begins blooming by February, sometimes by January, & continues to bloom the entirety of spring & much of the summer. In our garden, however, with morning sun only, it doesn't bloom until May, & continues through summer, a few blooms lingering into autumn. In more southern & warmer zones than ours, it stops blooming earlier in the year, as it dislikes very hot summers. Pink Jasmine is a fast growing evergreen vine. This vine does best with afternoon shade. It does require regular water but doesn’t like to be over watered. Pink Jasmine needs a little help getting started up a wall or trellis. It can be used as a ground cover or as a shrub. It has tons of small very fragrant whitish pink flowers in late winter through spring. This vine will grow up to 20 feet high and is hardy to 15 degrees F.

Habitat:

Native to western & southern China.

Notes:

One of my most favorite plants/flowers. The fragrance is aromatic yet delicate and has always been a sign of spring for me :)

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LeahFerneReed
Spotted by
LeahFerneReed

Sacramento, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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