Photo by Melody

Fragrant Gardening: Cestrum Parqui aka Green/Chilean Cestrum

Communities > Forums > Fragrant Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Fragrant GardeningReplies: 4, Views: 58
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9270802

Since I've had a 'few' jasmines over the years I had to check my journal (mercy, how outdated can one's notes be - sheesh...fixed that) to see if I've ever had one of these. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/88790/ Nope not on 'the list.' Anyone with 'first nose' experience? Wondering if any of you can tell me what the scent compares to. Photo 'borrowed' from internet - read: not mine. Author on Wiki shows name as Asit K. Ghosh Thaumaturgist. To my eyes it looks very similar to Night Blooming Jasmine http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2128/

Thumbnail by Chantell
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 11, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9272442

I had one, only got a few blooms and they didn't have too much smell, but it was a very small plant with just a couple flowers. The flowers are smaller and not as showy as some of the other Cestrums, and they are a little more yellow than what that picture shows (or at least mine were). The pics in the PF entry look more like I remember mine looking like: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/88790/

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9272480

Hmmmm...wondering if I should skip this one...
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 11, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9272551

I'd wait for some other people to chime in on the smell--my plant was small and only had a couple flowers. And I know there are some things that tend to be more fragrant in more humid climates so I'd wait for a second opinion

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9272875

Good idea...hopefully some others have some first hand exp with this plant

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Fragrant Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Are there any easy Gardenias? Heavinscent 56 Jan 25, 2012 8:53 PM
Your most fragrant plants by ranking Heavinscent 201 Aug 28, 2008 11:34 PM
Most Fragrant Petunias... zville123 40 Apr 18, 2009 11:19 AM
Fragrant Iris List violabird 8 Jan 19, 2008 3:38 PM
Michelia alba lovetropics 77 Sep 22, 2008 5:01 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America