Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Madagascar Jasmine

I am thrilled that my Madagascar Jasmine (stephanotis jasminoides) is blooming in SJC! I have grown it for years in Laguna and it never blooms, most likely because it is in too much shade. This is the traditional flower used in bridal bouquets because it is so fragrant, white and dainty. It is growing on an arbor in the Moonlight Garden. Just perfect!

4 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Sheila! What elegant flower! I think it's perfect for a moon garden because of its color and fragnance. My neighbor has a jasmine plant on the border with my garden. It doesn't do well. Maybe, too much sun?

Scott & Liz said...

Grows GREAT down here in the FL. Keys. I can see why you're pleased, congrats. I like it because the Key Deer leave it alone...a rarity for anything blooming.
Scott

Miss Daisy said...

Yahoo! Time to celebrate!

Gail said...

I've seen this plant offered as a tropical for us...It smells divine. gail