|JASMINUM humile - Jasmine|
Oleaceae; native to the Himalayas and China.
Germination: For best results, sow indoors in early spring, maintaining a temperature within the medium of 70-75 F° during germination, which takes 20-25 days. Sow any time of year for greenhouse use.
Growth: Plant 4-6 inches apart in sun or part shade in a light, rich, well drained soil. Provide a trellis or other support. Pruning should be done immediately after flowering. Indoors, Jasmine will grow in either a warm or cool greenhouse, in full sun, with the soil kept evenly moist.
Appearance and Use: Use this shrubby climber as a screen, train it against a wall or other support, or grow in a greenhouse. An evergreen, it grows 8-20 feet tall with shiny, dark green, pinnately compound leaves. The clusters of fragrant, starry, bright yellow flowers appear in June and July.
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"Plants vary in their heat stress tolerance, not only from species to species, but also from cultivar to cultivar. In addition, unusual seasons-fewer or more hot days than normal-will invariably affect results in your garden, as will extremely dry or humid conditions," Dr. H. Marc Cathey, with Linda Bellamy, Heat-zone Gardening, How to choose plants that thrive in your region’s warmest weather.