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Perennials: I need your jasmine recommendations

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Conshohocken, PA

July 2, 2012
9:20 PM

Post #9190750


I need your jasmine recommendations.

I am looking for a jasmine vine. I would like a strong jasmine scent. I donít mind if the vine is a Jessamine or other non ďtrueĒ jasmine. Iíd prefer white flowers. I live in zone 6b. Prefer a long-blooming vine.

The kicker is that Iím looking for a delicate, dwarfish vine. I have a very small area that I can use for growing a vine up the house. I donít want the vine to take over or damage the house. Nor do I want the vine to take over the ground surrounding its stem, because I want a small garden of small plants to exist in that space. (ie I donít want a shrubby jasmine.)

So, do any of you know a vine that will fit the bill?

What are your favorite jasmines?
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2012
9:49 PM

Post #9190764

Your limiting factor is going to be hardiness--I can't think of any jasmine-like vines that are hardy in zone 6.

Here are a few that are hardy to zone 7a so if the area is sheltered maybe they would have a chance:
Jasminum x stephanense:
Jasminum beesianum: (doublecheck the hardiness on this one with other sources--Plant Files isn't always accurate and I am not personally familiar with this one)
Trachelospermum asiaticum: (check this one elsewhere also--I thought it was closer to zone 8 but maybe not)
Gelsemium sempervirens

Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2012
8:30 AM

Post #9195210

I've tried growing jasmine twice in a protected area, southern exposure, zone 6a. I failed both times. Cannas, calla lilies, and other borderline plants have done quite well, but not jasmine...true or otherwise.

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