Can I force my Jasmine to flower?

brent_2006July 22, 2006

I have nine beautiful jasmine that I am training up a wall. They have been there for approximately a year. Shortly after I first planted them they bloomed incredibly. Now they are growing great but just have had no blooms on them. Is there a way to encourage them to bloom? I live in San Diego and everything else in may yard is in full bloom.

Any help would be appreciated,

Thanks, Brent

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rixblonde

Brent, i'm in the same boat,I have a pink jasmine that just keeps on growing and growing but no blooms not evan one bud I don't get it. And whats even more frustrating is when I went to the nursery the other day I saw my "pink jasmine" exact same freakin plant completely loaded to the max with buds! I'm was so pissed off. Now all what I want to do is throw it away and buy one of those good ones with all the buds on it .(LOL)

    Bookmark   July 23, 2006 at 1:47PM
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jimshy

Pink jasmine, aka jasminum polyanthum, comes from a colder climate than most jasmines, and needs a significant cold winter rest, with night temps in the low 50s at the highest, and less water, in order to set buds to bloom in the spring.

If you can duplicate these conditions for a minimum 8 weeks, you might get buds -- I'm pretty sure that's how commercial growers get theirs to bloom out of season. Otherwise, ya gotta wait until fall, back off on the watering and fertilizing, and let nature do the rest!

Brent, are yours pink jasmines or something else? If you've been fertilizing a lot to get flowers, stop! Jasmines don't need too much fertilizer, and lots of nitrogen makes them grow a lot but not produce flowers. It may be they're still getting used to their new situation, but give us more details and maybe folks can give more suggestions.

Jim

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 11:27AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

J. polyanthum naturally blooms in late winter to early spring.

Growers can manipulate many bloom cycles on many different plants. They use heat, lights, coolers and growth regulators.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2006 at 7:33PM
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