This plant has long been revered as a sacred plant of romance and love, and it has been commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant throughout the world. With its heady fragrance, it has also been used historically as an aphrodisiac and an aromatic addition to teas.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Moist, well-drained soil enriched with organic peat moss, compost or humus.
SUN REQUIREMENTS: Thrives best in full sun to partial shade, with a minimum temperature of 60° F.
HEIGHT: 6-10 ft (1.8-3.1 m) high
SPACING: Space seedlings around 20cm apart for smaller varieties, and 40cm apart for larger ones.
GROWING ZONES: Grows well in U.S. Zones 9-11.
PLANTING TIME: Plant seedlings indoors in early spring, or sow seeds on the surface of soil after the last frost of spring. Does best in pots in summer. Bring plant indoors during the winter.
POLLINATION: Easy propagation from cuttings taken from more mature stems taken in the summer.
FLOWERING/SEEDING TIME: Seed germination occurs from one to three weeks after planting. Jasmine Sambac blooms throughout the summer, and in warmer climates, can bloom continually.