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Jasmine Flowers Information

    Appearance

    • Jasmine grows from 10 to 15 feet tall. Jasmine leaves are shiny, and the flowers, which grow in clusters, have five or six 1-inch white or yellow petals.

    Types

    • Popular jasmine varieties include Common jasmine, Downy jasmine, Winter jasmine, Primrose jasmine, Arabian jasmine, Spanish jasmine, Italian jasmine and South African jasmine. Winter, Italian and Primrose have yellow flowers.

    Uses

    • Jasmine flowers are popular in gardens, as houseplants, and for use in cut flower arrangements. Jasmine is used for tea, particularly in China, and the French use jasmine to make syrup. Essential oil from jasmine plants has many age-old herbal medicinal uses. Jasmine flowers are traditional hair adornments across southern Asia as well.

    Growing

    • Plant jasmine seeds at least eight feet apart in the late summer through late autumn. The plants will need at least four hours of direct sunlight daily, a lot of water, and sandy loam soil.

    Care

    • Irrigate immediately after planting, and irrigate once every week thereafter. Weed around jasmine plants thoroughly. They benefit from frequent pruning, occasional fertilizing, and biannual potassium and phosphorous applications.

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