JB's FRAGRANT PLANTS - TELL US ABOUT YOURS forum: Trachelospermum Jasminoides 'Star Jasmine' also known as 'Confederate Jasmine'

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ImageJB
Feb 19, 2014 2:18 PM CST
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey
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Another one of my favorites that I live with is the Star Jasmine. This is not a true jasmine but its scientific name pays tribute to the true jasmine because of the scent this plant gives off that is similar to true jasmine.

Star is an evergreen vine that will climb until you stop it. I keep two in my bird room and I am always cutting them back or they would take over the walls and windows with their climbing. In the Spring the leaves are a mix of dark and light green. The lighter is the new growth. Then the little star like white flowers bloom. Some people think they look like pinwheels, I prefer stars. The scent is so very soft and delightful you can not help to go back for more.

The plant was first grown in China.It is a favorite in USA and Europe also. It is hardy here in the USA from Zone 7b to 10. I propagate from cuttings using rooting hormone. I sometimes when cutting them back for control purposes just stick the cuttings in water until I have time to put them in soil (this goes on year round) Some grow, some do not. For outside use they tolerate a variety of soils. Inside I use a regular potting soil but water them frequently. Many times because they are in the bird room in the winter I throw the birds water on them almost daily and they love it.

On a sad note, a few days ago, after days of cloudy, snowy, and very cold temperatures,so much snow that I could not get to the GH for three days, I noticed the babies are very stressed and some have turned brown. I may not have any available in the Spring as I had planned. But, on the happy note...I got Mommy and she is just fine.

I put mine in full sun on the South deck all Summer. They survive full sun as well as partial shade. When they come inside early Fall, they are in the bird room that has East and North windows and they live there blooming almost all the time throughout the Fall and Winter. They are amazing plants and an absolute joy to have as a houseplant.
Outside
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Inside
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Babies in the Greenhouse some blooming
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Imagebatflower
Feb 20, 2014 8:24 AM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
I got cuttings of this plant in a trade a few years back, but I couldn't get them to root. Sad I'll have to try it again sometime.
ImageJB
Feb 20, 2014 8:34 AM CST
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey
JBsBirdsandMore.com
If you want some cuttings just let me know. I will be happy to send you some anytime. I may have some good instructions also in the file if that would help. Thumbs up
ImageAudrey
Feb 20, 2014 8:43 AM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
I think this is the plant that I've been wanting for years! The flower is small, isn't it, not much bigger than a dime?
That is a beautiful vine! I didn't know you could grow them in the house! I would LOVE to have one! How much would one be?
Imagebatflower
Feb 20, 2014 9:12 AM CST
Name: Julie
Pei Canada
Thanks Jacquie, I'll take you up on that when the weather finally warms up
ImageJB
Feb 20, 2014 10:53 AM CST
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey
JBsBirdsandMore.com
Audrey and Julie, go to the Wish List Forum and start your own Wish List Thread and keep a list there of the things you want that you see in my Cubits or in any of my stores. Read the introduction and have a ball making a list. There will be plants as they come available and the way it looks if they do not get perfect enough to sell, looks like they either go to wish list people or the trash. So, don't be shy, make a thread, just be sure to start your own so it keeps it simple for me. Thanks
ImageJB
Feb 20, 2014 1:11 PM CST
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey
JBsBirdsandMore.com
Other common names for this plant are: Angelwing Jasmine, Shining Jasmine, Windmill Jasmine and Royal Jasmine.....amazing how many names one plant can have and explains why the confusion when someone buys one that is not marked properly.

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