Star jasmine (Trachelospermum Jasminoides) is a great climbing vine to incorporate into your yard or garden. Find great facts, ideas and info on using fragrant star jasmine.
Star Jasmine Facts and Info
Star jasmine is an evergreen climbing vine that is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. You will see it used as a climbing vine, as a screen or specimen plant, a groundcover, or a potted plant.
Star jasmine grows well in warm Zones 8-10 where the Confederate states were located, thus giving it an name of ‘Confederate Jasmine’. The jasmine plant is known for its fragrance and its oil is used in making perfumes.
Jasmine grows anywhere from 15-20’ to 30-40’ depending on the variety and growing conditions. Grow in full sun to partial shade. It will bloom in Mid to late Spring to early summer and has glossy green foliage.
*Caution- This plant is poisonous if ingested and you could be allergic if your skin is sensitive.
Star Jasmine Flowers are white and very fragrant, much as fragrant honeysuckle. They measure 1-2 cm and will have a slender fruit that contains seeds. The flowers are also used in Jasmine rice a popular Thai food. The flowers are steeped and the water for cooking the rice. This gives the rice a subtle flavor known to jasmine rice.
Star Jasmine Vine Uses and Ideas
the star jasmine vine can be used as a screening vine that climbs over a wooden fence, trellis, arbor, or pergola. It looks great planted as a climbing vine to go up lamp posts or posts of gazebos and pergolas. Many urban dwellers like to used jasmine as a potted plant to place on their patio area. This is a great plant for containers to be used in gardens with small spaces. Other varieties of jasmine such as Jasminum polyanthus does better as a houseplant. Star jasmine makes an excellent ground cover or border plants in larger gardens.
Star Jasmine Care and Propagation
Plant pH can be 6.1 − 7.8 and should not be overwatered. Jasmine is fairly drought tolerant and makes an excellent xeriscaping plant. It is propagated from semi-hardwood cuttings or you can plant seeds taken from the dried pods.