Jasmine Vine

Common Names: Jasmine Vine, Common Jasmine, White Jasmine

Botanical names: Jasminum Officinale

Availability: Spring and Summer

Vase life: 10 to 14 days

Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Jasmine Vine is characterized by its twining stems, which can climb or trail depending on their support structure. Its glossy, dark green leaves provide an elegant backdrop to the profusion of delicate blossoms. Jasmine is perhaps most famous for its fragrant white, pink or yellow flowers. These blooms are usually small and star-shaped, often with five or more petals. The flowers typically appear in clusters and emit a sweet, intense fragrance, especially in the evening.

Color: dark green leaves, white, pink or yellow flowers

Botanical facts: Jasmine vine has been valued for its medicinal properties in traditional herbal medicine.

Design notes: Jasmine Vine can be used to create a dynamic line in a floral design. It has a beautiful draping quality and the bonus of wonderful fragrance if blooming. When working with jasmine vine in floral arrangements, consider its delicate nature and the need to handle it gently to avoid damaging the vines or flowers.

Purchasing hints: Select vines that are turgid and showing no damage or wilting leaves. If blooming, select vines with tight buds.

Conditioning: Cut stem ends with as sharp knife. Hydrate in water mixed with a commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: Jasmine flowers are used in perfumery, aromatherapy, and herbal medicine. Jasmine oil extracted from the flowers is prized for its calming and soothing properties.