Jasmine Plants

Description

Scientific Name: "Jasminum Officinale". Jasmine is the name of a genus of vines and shrubs. They originate in temperature and warm to tropical areas of Europe, Africa and Asia. Leaves of the jasmine plant can be either deciduous or evergreen. It is often cultivated for its flowers, which are a waxy-white color and have five or six lobes. It is beneficial to cultivate the jasmine plant in soil that is well-drained and moist. In France, jasmine syrup is popular, and is made out of an extract from the flowers. Jasminee essential oil is also derived from the flowers. Jasminee should be planted in your garden between June and November and it can be grown from taking a cutting from an old plant. The Jasminee plant varies in form, from a vine, shrub or small tree. The Jasminee plant has dark green, 3 to 6 inch long, smooth and shiny leaves. It grows to the height of 12 feet and forms a large mound. Its sprawling stems are at 4 to 8 inches in length, feeble and require support