Star Jasmine - Young Plant
Create an Italian atmosphere on your patio!
The scented Italian Jasmine will grow best in a pot with special compost for potted plants. Choose a large pot with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or some hydro-pellets. Add a layer of the potting compost and plant the Trachelospermum jasminoides root ball at the correct depth. Fill the planter with more potting compost, press firmly and water immediately and generously. Your scented Star Jasmine needs a sheltered, sunny spot on the patio or decking.Star Jasmine in the garden
Fragrant jasmine combines well with other pot plants. If you like fragrance on the patio, you must have Trachelospermum jasminoides. Another striking and fragrant combination on your patio would be this jasmine with the yellow Trollius (Globe Flower), lemon scented geraniums and hanging roses. Or try planting the yellow Clematis tibetana ssp. Tangutica next to the Star Jasmine for a lovely show. You could also plant your Star Jasmine in the ground for the summer (pot and all), but do not forget to dig it up again before the first frosts and store it in a frost-free area.
Trachelospermum jasminoides flowers are very strongly scented and will fill your patio or decking with their fragrance. The flowers appear from June right into autumn. The long, pointed, leathery leaves will stay on the plant year round. The tendrils will climb up anything - canes, cable or framework - tie them gently in for some extra help.
Star Jasmine is also called confederate jessamine or Chinese Star jessamine and is classified under Apocynaceae.
All Trachelospermum jasminoides varieties are climbiers, perfect for the patio/decking, with flexible shoots that can be tied in to fencing or climbing frames. Always give a potted plant something to climb against. After flowering, it can be thinned out a little with a light pruning. Bakker advises feeding the Italian jasmine regularly when watering for abundant flowering.Italian Jasmine in the winter
Star Jasmine is fairly hardy, to about -10˚C but Bakker advises bringing your Trachelospermum jasminoides indoors to a cool, light spot before the first frosts. Water sparingly. Temperatures can be about 4-12 ˚C. Bring your Star Jasmine into the warmth from April onwards and give it more water. Your scented jasmine plant can adorn your patio or decking once more come mid-May. If the winter is mild, just bringing the planter with your jasmine indoors when it's really frosty will suffice.