Jasmine (Jasminum sp.)

Jasmine Plant Features

It's easy to fall in love with jasmine and its glorious, sweet fragrance. A lovely group of vines and shrubs, there are many different types of jasmine, meaning there's probably a perfect one for your garden! Almost all have pure white flowers that are graced with a light, sweet fragrance.

In frost-free areas, most varieties are evergreens that have dark green leaves. Shrubby types are excellent for growing as low flowering hedges, foundation plants, or in garden beds and borders with other shrubs, annuals, and perennial flowers. Climbing jasmine vines are often grown on trellises and fences. No matter which type you grow, be sure to plant it someplace that you can enjoy its wonderful fragrance. 

While most jasmine varieties are best as outdoor plants, there are a few that can be good houseplants, flowering on and off throughout the year if they get enough light. But to bloom well, they need a bright spot. 

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Jasmine Growing Instructions

Grow jasmine in full sun or partial shade. While these flowering shrubs and vines will tolerate a lot of shade, they don't bloom nearly as much.

Water jasmine when the soil starts to dry out. Established plants are somewhat drought tolerant but grow best when they receive regular water during dry spells. Jasmine grown in containers needs more frequent watering because its large root system can quickly fill up a container. 

Jasmine plants in the landscape typically don't need fertilization as they're able to get the nutrients they need from the soil. If you grow them in pots or would like them to flower more (or have poor or sandy soil), you can fertilize monthly in spring and summer with a general-purpose fertilizer. Be sure to follow the directions on the packaging in regards to how much fertilizer to use and how often to use it. 

Pruning jasmine depends on what type you have. Typically, most types that do a big display of flowers once a year can be pruned right after they've finished blooming. Prune the jasmines that bloom year-round in spring and lightly through the year as necessary.

Jasmine is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Outside: Part sun

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Fragrant flowers/foliage

Complement your Jasmine

Grow jasmine and red mandevilla together for a beautiful, classic look.

Jasmine's small white flowers add an elegant touch to allamanda.

Give copperleaf a fun touch by accenting its bold foliage with beautiful jasmine blooms.

Our favorite varieties



Jasminum laurifolium

Sometimes also called angel-wing jasmine, this plant blooms all summer and fall with fragrant, white star-shaped flowers. It typically grows 4 feet tall and wide. Zones 9-10

Arabian Jasmine

Arabian Jasmine

Jasminum sambac

Arabian jasmine is an excellent indoor plant, as well as landscape shrub. It shows off white, fragrant flowers on and off all year long. Zone 10