Jasminum Multiflorum, Downy Jasmine, Indian Jasmine

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Posted by John Minton | Posted in Plants | Posted on 18-05-2011

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Jasminum Multiflorum is a true Jasmine with 8 lobed white flowers and is very fragrant! If grown in good conditions the star shaped flowers can sometimes cover the entire plant, leaving very few leaves visible. Jasminum Multiflorum smells pleasant, slightly similar to Jasminum Tortuosum and is strong. Many people incorrectly refer to Jasminum Multiflorum as “Star Jasmine”, when in fact if this were true every Jasmine would be called a “Star Jasmine”.

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Lilac, Syringa

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Posted by John Minton | Posted in Plants | Posted on 11-05-2011

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Lilac is a neat plant, it can grow like a bush or a tree, comes in a variety of colors and is fragrant! The most common colors of Lilac are shades varying from purple to blue, though most that I’ve seen are purple. I have also seen red, white and even yellow Lilacs! The varying species of Lilac also tend to have varying levels of fragrance, though they all tend to smell similar there are some subtle differences.

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Jasminum Humile ‘Revolutum’, Italian Jasmine, Yellow Jasmine

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Posted by John Minton | Posted in Plants | Posted on 18-03-2011

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This is the most recent variation of Jasmine I purchased, Jasminum Humile ‘Revolutum’. Jasminum Humile ‘Revolutum’ is a beautiful Yellow Jasmine, with a sweet warm fragrance. Oil can be extracted from the flowers and is largely imported from India. The scent is often described as “a middle note in perfumery”.

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Daphne Odora, Winter Daphne

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Posted by John Minton | Posted in Plants | Posted on 15-03-2011

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This plant has one of the most amazing fragrances I’ve ever smelled. The particular variety I have is Daphne Odora Marginata and is also known as Winter Daphne, I assume this is because it does not do well in hot sun but prefers cold weather. My Daphne Odora is in bloom right now and the flowers started opening up the end of February. My neighbor has a different variety of Daphne that has been in bloom for a few months now. The different varieties bloom during different times of the year, for varying lengths of time, and even require different growing conditions.

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Jasminum Sambac Variations

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Posted by John Minton | Posted in Plants | Posted on 07-03-2011

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Jasminum Sambac does not refer to a specific plant, more or less it is a group of closely related plants. I would like to explain some of the key differences in the more common varieties but as of yet the primary differences lay in the flowers and my plants are not flowered yet so I will be updating at a later date to include more of this type of information. Nyctanthes is a botanical name that may refer to any variation of Jasminum Sambac.

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