Plants you can’t kill: Pink Jasmine

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I love all things jasmine: plants, perfume, tea.. This pink jasmine vine (jasminum polyanthum) is growing in my neighbor’s front yard and I can smell it all the way down the street. Pure heaven.

Pink jasmine is a no brainer. You definitely need some. It thrives in heavy clay soil, it thrives in containers, it tolerates drought, it tolerates shade. I’ve never fed mine and it grows like crazy with no yellow leaves in sight. Technically jasmine blooms late winter to early summer, but it can bloom sporadically most of the year. If it’s planted in the ground, it can grow to 25 feet. It can look a bit messy once the flowers are spent, so you can either prune it lightly or leave it alone and let the new growth take care things for you. The vine itself is neat, green, and lush.

Cut a little and let it spill over the sides of a flower arrangement. Your house will smell amazing.

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One thought on “Plants you can’t kill: Pink Jasmine

  1. I agree with everything you’ve said about Jasmine. We found a huge fine growing on our porch railing when we bought our home, and it is one of the hardiest, most beautiful plants in the yard. It isn’t your pink Jasmine, but a close relative. Happy spring 😉 WG

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