Jasminum × stephanense
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: June to July
- Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
A vigorous, twining, deciduous climber that is smothered in clusters of fragrant pale pink flowers in June and July. Since it spreads quickly in all directions, it's ideal for covering a large south or west-facing wall or an unsightly garden building. Or try training it through a robust tree. To best appreciate the fragrant flowers chose a sheltered, sunny, well-drained site close to a house entrance or well-used path. In small gardens, it is better planted in a pot and trained up a trellis or wall.
- Garden care: After flowering remove old and over-crowded shoots. Prune hard in autumn to keep it within bounds, but be warned that flowering will be retarded the following year.
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Hi There, I have a Star Jasmine that was planted in 2007. It's has been in the same spot since then and the vine itself has grown but I have never had a single flower. Obviously I bought the plant to try and get the lovely scent in the garden. I'm a bit baffled as the plant seems to love the spot it's in. I just thought by now I'd have seen some flowers. Can you suggest anything to help it flower?Asked on 7/6/2009 by Joanna Bryan
A:There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower including too much shade, not enough water or nutrients, or pruning at the wrong time of the year. It can also be caused by the plant putting on new root growth instead of focusing its energies on producing flowers. I am not really sure why yours has not produced buds, but you can often give them a bit of a push by feeding with a high potash fertiliser such as Tomorite.Answered on 7/8/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Why don't the climbers flower
My aunt aged 83 has a Jasmine and Honeysuckle growing beautifully up an east facing wall getting plenty of warmth and sunshine. They were planted about 5 1/2 years ago. The Jasmine flowered briefly in its second year of growth but hasn't flowered since and the Honeysuckle hasn't bloomed at all. Both plants are very healthy in every other respect. Can you please advise.Thanking you in anticipation. SarahAsked on 6/14/2009 by Sarah King
A:Hello there, The most likely cause is a lack of sun, although other factors could include pruning at the wrong time of the year, or not enough feed or water. If you want to give them a bit of a push, then feed them with Sulphate of Potash (following the manufacturers instructions).I hope this helps, Helen.Answered on 2/28/2012 by helen.derrin
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