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Cestrum parqui (Chilean Jessamine)

Posted by dho1655 10 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 12, 09 at 22:56

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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RE: Cestrum parqui (Chilean Jessamine)

  • Posted by jimshy z7 Brooklyn, NY (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 14, 09 at 19:17

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!


RE: Cestrum parqui (Chilean Jessamine)

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.

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