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25 Jasmine Flower Types with Images | Growing Jasmine Plants

    Jasmine, one of the most popular flowers,is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family. It widely cultivated for the purpose of decoration and it’s fragrance is used for the making of perfumes. Most of its species can grow up to a height of 10 to 15 feet. Most jasmines possess the ability to withstand extreme heat and can be grown on fences, walls and trellis if trained.

    In China, Jasmine is used as a symbol of feminine sweetness and beauty. Jasmine also symbolizes deep affection, happiness and elegance. When used in religious ceremonies jasmine represents purity.

    Besides it’s sheen appearance and hypnotizing fragrance, jasmines are of great help to people because of its commercial purposes.

    Importance of Jasmine Flowers

    1. Stress Reliever:  The strong fragrance of Jasmine is said to enhance the vigilance of a person. Jasmine oil is often treated as a natural remedy for stress, anxiety, depression and many other problems.
    1. Commercial purposes: Jasmine is used in the manufacture of perfumes due to its strong smell. Also, many certain species of Jasmine are used for the production of medicines. Jasmine has been used to cure liver diseases, cause relaxation to heighten sexual desire and also for the cancer treatment. Jasmine tea is also one such commercial purpose of this ravishing flower.
    1. Other uses: It is also used in religious occasions and weddings. On account of its incredible beauty and attractively strong fragrance, it is used for the purpose of decoration in various occasions.

    25 types of Jasmine Flowers that can be grown at home:

    1. Angel Wing Jasmine

    Angel Wing Jasmine

    Angel Wing Jasmine is native to Papua New Guinea. They have got various names like star jasmine, windmill jasmine, shining jasmine and Confederate jasmine. They are white in color. This vine grows fast and becomes woody with age.

    Growth Dimensions: These can grow up to a height of 15 to 20 feet or even more but are generally pruned to around 2 to 3 feet tall.

    Benefits:  Angel wing jasmine can be used in the form of flowering evergreen.

    2. Pink Jasmine

    Pink Jasmine

    Pink Jasmine is also known as Chinese jasmine as they are native to China. Other names of pink Jasmine include white jasmine, winter jasmine and climbing jasmine. They grow at a rapid speed and are known for their strong fragrance of white and pink colors.

    Growth Dimensions: The maximum height that a pink Jasmine can reach is 25 feet long.

    Environment Required: Optimum amount of sunlight is required for this plant to grow. A minimum of 3-4 hours of sunlight should be given to the plant with a well drained soil.

    3. Primrose Jasmine

    Primrose Jasmine

    Being native to Southwestern China, Primrose jasmines are plants that produce large yellowy flowers. They are commonly known as Japanese jasmine.With suitable support it can be grown as a slender climber, though in confined spaces it will require regular pruning.

    Growth Dimensions: They grow to a height of around 2-6 feet.

    Environment Required: Primrose Jasmine can withstand drought conditions and they usually flower in early seasons of spring and summers.

    4. Royal Jasmine

    Royal Jasmine

    One of the most fragrant jasmine with a sweet smell and beautiful white flowers are royal jasmine. They are native to Thailand and are also known as Rex jasmine.

    Growth Dimensions: The maximum height a royal jasmine can reach is around 8 feet.

    Environment Required: Well drained soil and humid climate is most preferred by these jasmines.

    5. Common Jasmine

    Common Jasmine

    Common Jasmines are vine shrubs with an elegant appearance. They are native to Central Asia and are also known as hardy jasmine, jasmine and True jasmine.

    Growth Dimensions: Common Jasmines can reach up to a height around 7 to 14 feet.

    Environment Required: Along with adequate sunlight, a partial shade and a well drained soil is a must for these Jasmines.

    Specialty: They produce strong fragrant flowers mostly in the early summer season.

    6. Italian Jasmine

    Italian Jasmine

    Italian Jasmines are low maintenance plants with shiny green leaves and yellow flowers. They are native to Asia.

    Growth Dimensions: Usual height of an these species of Jasmines is around 5 to 15 feet tall.

    Specialty: They are also known as yellow jasmine due to the color of their flowers and also as yellow Nepal Jasmine.

    7. Sampaguita

    Sampaguita

    Sampaguita is native to South and Southeastern Asia. It is a kind of a climber and is generally thick. Sampaguita has also got a strong fragrance like other Jasmines and produces white flowers.

    Growth Dimensions: It’s height may reach up to 6 to 10 feet tall.

    Specialty:The flowers of this plant bloom for around 24 hours.

    Benefits: With the help of the flowers of this plant, jasmine tea is produced. These are also known as Arabian jasmine, Philippine jasmine and Asian jasmine and is the national flower of Indonesia.

    8. Stiff Jasmine

    Stiff Jasmine

    Stiff Jasmine is native to Australia and is therefore also known as Australian jasmine. Other names of stiff Jasmine include wax jasmine. It usually grows on a support.

    Growth Dimensions: This can reach up to a height of 5 feet tall.

    Environment Required: Excessive sunlight or frost may lead to the damage of the plant. Well drained and moist soil is ideal for this plant. Regular fertilizer may enhance the growth of the plant.

    Specialty: If trained, it can grow on a trellis or any other support too.

    9. Wild Jasmine

    Wild Jasmine

    Wild Jasmine also produces yellow flowers and is native to Southern Europe. It is also known as fruity jasmine, Florida Jasmine, sweetest jasmine or wild Jasmine.

    Growth Dimensions: They can reach up to a height of 10 to 12 feet tall.

    Environment Required: Like other Jasmines, this also requires full sun to partial shade and a well drained moderately fertile soil.

    Benefits: It is pest resistant and a slow grower which means it does not cause any problems indoors.

    10. Dwarf Jasmine

    Dwarf Jasmine

    Dwarf Jasmine produces yellow blooms that have 5 petals. The flowers are well known for their beauty and fragrance.

    Growth Dimensions: Dwarf jasmine shrubs grow around 1 foot in height.

    Benefits: Dwarf Jasmine are used for the preparation of bouquets and are also used in the form of Ornamental plants.

    Environment Required: They require full sunlight or at times, partial shade and usually grow in the summer season.

    11. Gardenia Jasminoides Cape Jasmine

    Gardenia Jasminoides Cape Jasmine

    This is one of the most popular jasmine plants. The origin of which is in China, India and Japan. It is famous for the fragrance of its bloom and glossy green leaves.

    Growth Dimensions: Their usual height is around 3 to 6 inches.

    Environment Required: Bright light is necessary for this flower and the temperature must be moderate.

    12. Gardenia Jasminoides Candle Light

    Gardenia Jasminoides Candle Light

    This is popular for its large sized foliage and attractive flowers of white colors. The flowers usually bloom at the end of the spring season.

    Growth Dimensions: Average height of this plant is about five feet and width is usually around four feet.

    Environment Required: Proper air circulation is must for this plant.

    13. Jasminum Elongatum

    Jasminum Elongatum

    This plant is well known for its exotic color. The color of the petals  is more or less of a snow white along with pink at the sides. 

    Growth Dimensions: It’s thin stems grow up to a height of 2 meters and 4 centimeters in width.

    Environment Required: It is a climber that requires moderate temperature and warm climate along with an annual rainfall which is necessary for its growth.

    Specialty : The flowers of this plant do not contain any fragrance.

    14.  Plumeria Rubra

    Plumeria Rubra

    This plant is native to Columbia, Mexico, Venezuela and America. It is known for its fleshy branches and large flowers resembling the shape of a funnel.

    Growth Dimensions: It grows up to a height of 2 to 8 meters.

    Specialty: This flower is famous for its strong fragrance and waxy appearance.

    Environment Required: The soil must be well drained and frequent watering is prominent. 

    15. Jasminum Nudiflorum

    Jasminum Nudiflorum

    Floridum produces vibrant yellow flowers resembling the shape of a funnel. This jasmine does not possess a strong fragrance like most of the other Jasmines.

    Growth Dimensions: It usually grows up to a height of three meters.

    Specialty:The flowers produced resemble the shape of a funnel.

    Environment Required: Adequate sunlight and a well drained soil are the necessities for its existence.

    16. Gardenia Jasminoides Veitchii

    Gardenia Jasminoides Veitchii

    Considering its incredible beauty and enchanting fragrance this plant is quite expensive. Also, it is a low maintenance one and does not require a lot of care and attention. It produces white blooms and lustrous dark green leaves.

    Growth Dimensions: The average height of a veitchii is around 4 inches.

    Environment Required: They require partial shade to full sunlight. Temperatures above 5 degrees Celsius is perfect for this plant.

    Benefits: It attracts butterflies.

    17. Gardenia Jasminoides Variegata

    Gardenia Jasminoides Variegata

    Variegata is a vining shrub with dark green leaves and white blossoms. It is known for its amazing look of its foliage and strong fragrance.

    Growth Dimensions: It usually grows up to a height of 5 to 8 feet.

    Specialty: It is considered as one of the best varieties of Jasmine due to its elegant appearance.

    Benefits: Oil is extracted from its flowers which are used in saloons and spas.

    18. Cestrum Nocturnum Night Blooming

    Cestrum Nocturnum Night Blooming

    Popularly known as Night Blooming Jasmine, the origin of this plant is in the West Indies and tropical regions of America. With simple green foliage and white flowers, night Blooming looks amazing.

    Growth Dimensions: The leaves of the plant may reach up to a height of 4 to 8 meters.

    Environment Required: Optimum sunlight is required by the plant and the soil must be well drained. Though it is a low maintenance flower, it requires extra care and attention in the winter season.

    Specialty: The fragrance becomes stronger during night.

    19. Gardenia Jasminoides Aimee Yoshida

    Gardenia Jasminoides Aimee Yoshida

    This is one of the most fragrant flowers among the jasmine species. The blooms produced resemble white color and dark green foliage adds up to the beauty of the plant. It is native to Japan, China and Taiwan.

    Growth Dimensions: It can grow up to a height of 5 to 8 feet.

    Environment Required: Warm climate is preferred by this plant and frequent watering is necessary. The soil must be humid and rich in acid.

    20. Gardenia Jasminoides August Beauty

    Gardenia Jasminoides August Beauty

    August Beauty is native to Taiwan, Japan and China and is one of the most beautiful Jasmine flowers. The petals of the blooms have velvety white texture.

    Specialty: The blooms change their color from white to yellow with time.

    Environment Required: They prefer light and shade along with well drained and moist soil.

    Benefits: They are usually drought and heat resistant and their excellent fragrance can add up to the freshness of the atmosphere.

    21. Gardenia Jasminoides Chuck Hayes

    Gardenia Jasminoides Chuck Hayes

    It is one with a very strong fragrance and deep green color foliage. They bloom for around 3-4 weeks at the end of the spring season.

    Growth Dimensions: The average height of chuck Hayes is around 3 to 4 inches.

    Environment Required: Chuck Hayes prefers well drained moist soil with a pH of around 6. Partial shade must be given to these plants.

    22.  Gardenia Jasminoides Daisy

    Gardenia Jasminoides Daisy

    It is a flower with dark green foliage and white blossoms. This is preferred by people indoors too.

    Growth Dimensions: Jasminoides Daisy grows up to a height of 3 to 4 inches tall.

    Environment Required: Full sun and partial shade is what these require. Also, the soil must be well drained and moist and rich.

    Benefits: People tend to make it a part of their home garden considering its strong fragrance.

    23. Gardenia Jasminoides Frostproof

    Gardenia Jasminoides Frostproof

    Frostproof is named so because of its ability to withstand frost. It is known for it’s hardiness that it possesses. The foliage produced is more or less in dark green color and the soothing fragrance adds up to its beauty.

    Growth Dimensions: It can grow up to a height of 12 to 14 inches with the flower ranging from 2 to 3 inches.

    Environment Required: The pH level of the soil must be around 5.5 to 6.5. Also, the soil must be well drained.

    Special Precautions: Over watering may lead to the routing of the plant.

    24. Gardenia Jasminoides ‘Kliem’s Hardy

    Gardenia Jasminoides 'Kliem's Hardy

    ‘Kliem’s Hardy is native to China and is known for its large sized blossoms and lustrous foliage. The shape of the flower resembles that of a star’s. Through its pleasant fragrance it is able to attract people.

    Growth Dimensions: The shrub can grow up to a height of 2 to 3 feet.

    Environment Required: Shade is required by the plant and the soil must be well drained.

    25. Gardenia Jasminoides Belmont

    Gardenia Jasminoides Belmont

    Belmont is considered as one of the best Jasmines for indoor plantation. It is because of its large sized foliage dark green in color.

    Growth Dimensions: The shrub can grow up to s height of 5 to 8 feet.

    Environment Required: Optimum sunlight along with partial shade is required for the plant. The soil must be organically rich and well drained.

    Special Precautions: Excessive sunlight may cause the bud to fall off.

    CONCLUSION :

    Besides being used as an ornamental plant, jasmine is the national flower of Pakistan, Indonesia and Philippines. Apart from this, essential multipurpose oils are extracted from the flowers of certain species of Jasmine.

    Its strong and enchanting fragrance has contributed to the production of various perfumes and scents and also add up to the beauty of the place wherever it is placed. Making jasmine a part of the home garden would never be a bad idea considering its innumerable merits.