pink jasmine not blooming

rixblondeJune 18, 2006

I bought a pink jasmine about 3 months ago and planted it ina windowbox by itself. It seems to be growing wonderfully I have beautifull foilage but ,I really want it to bloom. It has buds all over it but there not opening they have been there forever and sometimes they will turn brown like there drying out . Someone please help what am I doing wrong?

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jimshy

If you have buds blasting, I wonder if:

it's getting too much sun and not enough water,
it doesn't have enough room for its roots, or
it's drying out from hot, dry winds and sun.

Where are you, and where is the windowbox? Full sun? How big is the box?

The good news is that it sounds like you're growing it well, you just need to tweak conditions a bit to get those buds to open up!

Jim

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 1:27PM
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rixblonde

Well the box seems to be 1ft4in x 8in gets about 4 hours of morning sun water every other day. How do I know if it has enough room for it's roots? Yes, the winds are a possibility but it has been really humid . Thank you for you response. Christina San antonio,TX

    Bookmark   June 22, 2006 at 1:29PM
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jimshy

It may also be that the buds formed while the plant was still adjusting to its new home, and the vine didn't have enough energy to flower them.

If it's jasminum x stephanese, its main blooming season is spring, so you may have to wait until next year to get a whole bunch of blooms.

The windowbox doesn't sound like a lot of room for a fast growing vine -- you may want to check it in another month or two and see if the roots are wrapping around the inside walls of the windowbox -- if so, it's time to find a bigger planter. It should be hardy in your area, though!

Jim

    Bookmark   June 22, 2006 at 5:56PM
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rixblonde

I went ahead and transplanted my jasmine just as you suggested , seems to be doing just fine.The tag says that it's a jasminun polyanthum do you know when they typically start blooming ? And when do you think I should start feeding and how often? But thank you so much for you advise my highly anticipated plant seems to be loving it's new home I have lot's of new growth in just a couple of days. thanks, christina

    Bookmark   July 1, 2006 at 1:52PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Jasminum polyanthum blooms in early spring/late winter

    Bookmark   July 2, 2006 at 12:04PM
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rixblonde

Looks like I'm going to have to wait a while

    Bookmark   July 2, 2006 at 1:49PM
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ayubars

Hi,
I have a jasminum x stephanese. I have planted this in a container with compost and mulched it with bark chippings. Do you know if Compost on it's own is ideal for this plant? Or should i mix some Top Soil? Perhaps I can even mix 20% of perlite?
thank you

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 9:37AM
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jimshy

Compost by itself is rarely a good idea because it's too compacted, and doesn't have enough air inside to allow roots to breath -- that's why you have to turn it over, to get more air into the mix.

I would start by placing a layer of gravel, styrofoam packing peanuts or coarse bark chips in the bottom of an empty pot -- jasmines need good drainange at the roots. Then add your mix of compost, top soil, and your 20% perlite, and you'll have a happy jasmine!

Jim

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 12:27PM
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cali_4j

Hi all,
Does anyone know how to take care of pink jasmine if you want to cut it and put it in a vase? What about if you want to force it to bloom after being cut? I want to put it into a vase and give it to someone. Thank you for your help.

Chris

    Bookmark   January 30, 2008 at 10:58AM
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jimshy

Cali,

I don't think pink jasmine is a good candidate for forcing -- they have so many little blooms to a stem that I doubt the cut stem would be able to support them all coming into bloom.

For the same reason, they may not last long as cut flowers, but the usual advice of a sharp cut, a crushed aspirin in the water and keeping them on the cold side would seem to apply.

Hope it works!

Jim

    Bookmark   January 31, 2008 at 11:47AM
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kellyville

i bought a very healthy foliage one 2 1/2 wks ago and since its been in the ground it has sprouted new vine growth. however there are ZERO buds on it. here it says its a spring bloomer, shouldnt i have buds? is it not going to bloom at all this year?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 9:48PM
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kimgallette_sbcglobal_com

I have planted my pink jasmine about four months ago. It has been doing great. But the last week its been looking sad and limp. It doesn't have any bolloms.but stil very green.
I recently added amend to my soil because it was very clay like. I did that about 2 weeks ago. That's the only thing different. I stuck my finger in soil its not wet but not dry just slightly damp.
Not sure whats wrong! ?? Do I need to water more or give it coffee grounds???

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 2:45AM
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kimgallette_sbcglobal_com

I have planted my pink jasmine about four months ago. It has been doing great. But the last week its been looking sad and limp. It doesn't have any bolloms.but stil very green.
I recently added amend to my soil because it was very clay like. I did that about 2 weeks ago. That's the only thing different. I stuck my finger in soil its not wet but not dry just slightly damp.
Not sure whats wrong! ?? Do I need to water more or give it coffee grounds???

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 10:37AM
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