Poet's jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

How to grow jasmine

Grow deliciously scented jasmines with help from this detailed Grow Guide.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Jasmines are evergreen or deciduous climbers with twining stems. They can be summer or winter flowering with flowers that are white, yellow and occasionally red and pink.

All varieties have small star-shaped flowers with a sweet and distinctive fragrance. Some jasmines are tender and only suitable for growing in a conservatory or greenhouse, but the hardier varieties are good for greening up a wall or fence, with wires to support them. Plant jasmine somewhere sunny, warm and sheltered, preferably near a seating area to enjoy the scent of the flowers.

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