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Tea Jasmine

:-() Just ordered J. sambac 'Maid of Orleans' from Logees -- they're having a 1/2 price sale on 5" container plants. :-()

Too cold to ship right now so I'll have to wait, but ooh! can't wait.
mmm... Jasmine Tea.... 8)

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Sounds wonderful! You will grow this in a pot to bring indoors? (only hardy to zone 11!)

I had a jasmine plant (not sure which variety) in a pot for five or six years. Brought it in for the winter and out in growing season. It grew and grew and grew (I had to keep cutting it back) but never bloomed. I finally gave up on it and threw it out, only to discover that there was hardly any soil in the pot, only roots. No wonder....

They do say to leave it outside until night time temps are down around 40, it does like to chill a little bit.
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Sambac species is supposed to be different and shouldn't get below 50°F. At least 60's in winter with plenty of humidity (which will be a challenge). 'Maid of Orleans' is single flowered, lasting only one day, but is said to be free blooming year round with best blooms in spring. ( or was it growth?)

You're right about size though. One source said up to 7 FEET planted in the ground. and yep, I'll be growing it in a pot. :roll: I think I'll have plenty of opportunities to take cuttings. If it's relatively easy to care for, this might make another holiday gift candidate. 8)

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