Who has Jasminum odoratissimum?

kemistry(8 - Oregon)May 18, 2011

Beautiful yellow flowers that are said to have a fruity scent & "highly fragrant".

Could someone comment on the fragrance of this jasmine? Thanks! :)

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jimshy

Funny you should ask!

I've been jonesing for this one for years after seeing one at a local botanic garden sale, and not buying it -- Cistus Nursery has 'em and does mail order; mine just got here a couple of days ago, with a few buds intact!

I'll let folks know how it smells when they open, but for now, I can report from what I've read that this species is pretty variable when it comes to fragrance -- some have it, some don't -- and there's even a theory that it used to be more fragrant, hence the name, but that somehow the fragrance was lost in breeding. Hmmm, we'll see.

Jim

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 4:16PM
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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

Thanks Jim!!! Please do update on the scent, if it's worth it I'll make a trip to Cistus..

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 5:07PM
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