Cestrum parqui (Chilean Jessamine)

dho1655July 12, 2009

Does anyone have experience grow this? I just acquired one and am curious to know if the fragrance is similar to that of Cestrum nocturnum (Night Blooming Jasmine) which is very heavy and powerful.

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I've never smelled it in person, but I've read that it's less heavy and rank than nocturnum, which to my nose is fine at a distance but pretty rank up close.

Would love to hear other first-nose experiences!


    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 7:17PM
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I have experienced both and I opine that parquii has a more pleasant fragrance. nocturnum is perhaps a little more powerful (read overwhelming) but not as pleasant; not the sort of thing you would plant under an open window. I also enjoyed the yellow tint of parquii flowers.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2009 at 7:20AM
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