Sunday, February 20, 2011

Flowers in February! Winter Jasmine

You just have to love a flower that brings the sunshine down into the bland February garden. Winter Jasmine (Jasmine nudiflorum)  is a perfect fit for those gardeners who are fed up with winter and can't wait for spring. It isn't very showy the rest of the year with its normal looking deciduous green foliage but just before spring this Jasmine puts on a show!


Bright yellow flowers cover the leafless vine/bush all along the length of the branch. I planted my jasmine along one side of our front porch but it really deserves a home in more locations. Can't you just see the yellow flowers cascading over a trellis before your neighbors even have forsythias blooming?


I traded for this at a plant swap a couple years ago and I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised by the results! Last year it began blooming in March but this year it's flowers are three weeks earlier. Have you planted Winter Jasmine in your garden yet?

4 comments :

  1. That is pretty enough to make a place for it.

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  2. It is very pretty cascading down like that. 3 weeks early?...okay, I still say an early spring!!!

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  3. I got mine as a start from the 2007 fall MTPS too. It is about a 3x3 ft. shrub now. Mine just burst forth this weekend too and I'd have to look back but I think it's a few weeks earlier than last yr too. Don't you just love it for blooming so early?

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