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Night Blooming Jasmine

Posted by jeep461 Z9 Texas coast (jpotts461@gmail.com) on
Tue, Mar 27, 07 at 1:11

I have some real duds of these plants. I would like to purchase some more.(better stock) This time from southern nursery stock. Does anybody know of a coastal nursery/vendor/whatever who has these plants. NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE (CESTRUM NOCTURNUM)
I would appreciate it very much these are an essential component in my fragrant garden and I have no faith in my sickly little plants that I have.


Jim


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RE: Night Blooming Jasmine

Scratch this request. It took a trip to the city and nursery hopping but found a source of 3 footers for $ 6.99. I now have 12 new ones.


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RE: Night Blooming Jasmine

Jim -
From my experience with these, they usually do suffer some damage in the winter which may account for their current appearance. Mine are just now emerging with new foliage. Also...their cuttings seem to root very easily. Sounds like you got some good deals. Your yard will be awesomely fragrant this summer!


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RE: Night Blooming Jasmine

I am still baby sitting the little plants. They are starting to put out new foilage. These sure have been a pain. Almost dead to growing, several times. They might get a cactus mix for soil. When I lived in San Antonio everything grew beatifully. Here the poor performance made me stop gardening for years. You cannot add much to the soil or it rots roots, sand has very little organic matter, heat and humidity cause constant fugus problems and the rains all come in 6-10 inch down pours them it is dry as a bone. I am hoping with mature plants the problems will be much less. It is amazing how plants go from healthy to poor looking in just a week.


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I am glad you found some. I was gonna tell you that they grow really fast and easy from seed. Early last spring I started 3 from seed and they were blooming by mid summer in coastal LA. I never knew they were that fast!
~SJN


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I will try some from seed for fun. Since they grow so fast. I really do like the plant. I have a bunch of cuttngs from my plants propagating.I now have 4 types of Jasmine. It is kind of fun to grow from seed anyway. I have about 7 flats full of plants I started from seed. Seeds and their germination requirements are quite fascinating. I started some hard to grow ones so I had to study them for a while.

Jim


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