Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Jasminum

Specie: J. polyanthum


English Name:


Common Name:

Jasmine (pink / white) Climbing Jasmine

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Oleaceae

Name in English: The Olive Family

The Plant

Origin: Australia and New Zealand ( some claim China).

Growth Habit: evergreen twining climber

Flower: strongly fragrant , pink-bracted, white trumpet-shaped flowers.

Blooming Period: spring-summer (outdoors

Leaf: dark green , lancolate or ovate, thin, veined


houseplant favorite, excellent container plant

Care and Handling

Soil: general purpose

Amount of water: Keep soil moist , when plant is resting ( after flowers), allow soil to dry out.

Nutrition: Every 2 weeks with high phosphorus fert. diluted by 1/2. Do not fertilize after flowers fade.

Special handling: Lots of light/ full sun. Chill sensitive.

Special feature/remarks:

Vines need support.