With mesmerizing fragrance and matching beauty of their flowers, these different Types of Jasmine Flowers are a must grow for everyone!
Jasmine flowers are popular for their pristine beauty and mind-blowing fragrance. These are also not much demanding and thrive on neglect after maturity. You can grow jasmine flowers on hedges, trellis, arbors, and wall-side borders. Here are some of the best Types of Jasmine Flowers famous for their amazing fragrance!
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Best Types of Jasmine Flowers
1. Common Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum officinale
Size: 18-30 feet
2. Royal Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum grandiflorum
Size: 5-8 feet
Royal jasmine has the largest flowers of all jasmines. However, these flowers don’t have the intense fragrance jasmine plants are known for and have a very subtle scent.
3. Winter Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum nudiflorum
Size: 12-15 feet
4. Arabian Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum sambac
Size: 3-12 feet
Native to Southeast Asia, it is the national flower of the Philippines. The plant can be grown as a shrub or vine. Its strong fragrance is different than jasmine, like vanilla. The flowers have a faded pink shade and complement the intense scent of the plant.
5. Dwarf Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum parkeri
Size: 1-2 feet
This small evergreen shrub showcases sunlight yellow flowers with five petals. The ornamental fragrant flowers of this variety grow in clumps and are used in bouquets or topiary use.
6. Wild Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum fruticans
Size: 15-20 feet
This variety of jasmine flower clusters of rich yellow flowers throughout the spring and summer. The flowers don’t have a fragrance. It grows slowly and ideal for hedges, cascading over short walls and fences.
7. Pink Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum polyanthum
Size: 15-20 feet
This shrub features a cluster of fragrant pink-white flowers on an evergreen vine. It is also popular as a beautiful houseplant due to its low maintenance. It has a strong, sweet fragrance, which displaces a delightful aroma to the surrounding.
8. Forest Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminium abyssinicum
Size: 16-18 feet
Forest jasmine is sturdy to a slender woody climber. Its glossy dark green leaves are adorned with sweetly scented white flowers, tinged with pink on the outside.
9. Lemon-Scented Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum azoricum
Size: 10-12 feet
10. Italian Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum humile
Size: 12-15 feet
11. Downy Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum pubescens
Size: 8-12 feet
It’s an evergreen vine that can also be trained to grow as a shrub. The entire plant gets covered with downy pubescence, which gives it a beautiful look.
12. Jasminum Vahl
Botanical Name: Jasminum auriculatum
Size: 4-5 feet
Native to India and Thailand, it is largely cultivated for its oil. The plant produces beautiful white flowers with a heavy, gardenia type fragrance.
13. Coral Jasmine
Botanical Name: Nyctanthes arbortristis
Size: 25-30 feet
It is night-flowering jasmine with beautiful “orange in the middle” accent flowers. It is also referred to as the “tree of sorrow” because of the fact that the flowers don’t blossom during the day time.
Types of False Jasmine Flowers
False jasmines are not related to the Oleaceae family, but the aromatic white flowers with green foliage are similar to the true jasmine. They don’t have the same growth pattern and maintenance needs. True jasmines have oval-shaped, shiny leaves with tubular waxy-white flowers.
14. Cape Jasmine
Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides
Size: 3-6 feet
Also known as Gardenia, the beautiful cape jasmine has lance-shaped flowers. It has an astonishing fragrance. The white blossoms complement the plant’s lustrous emerald green foliage. You can grow it both in gardens and indoors.
15. Night Blooming Jasmine
Botanical Name: Cestrum nocturnum
Size: 9-12 feet
The tubular, white-yellow flowers of this plant open during nighttime and spill a heady fragrance in the atmosphere. It is possibly the strongest scented plant in the world as its scent can reach up to 200-300 feet!
16. Star Jasmine
Botanical Name: Trachelospermum asiaticum
Size: 18-25 feet
Star jasmine is endemic to China, India, and Japan. It produces dark green oval-shaped leaves and fragrant, star-shaped white flowers, on thin stems.
17. Day Blooming Jasmine
Botanical Name: Cestrum diurnum
Size: 6-9 feet
Also famous as the king of the day, this highly fragrant variety is widely cultivated in India. It produces a cluster of tubular white flowers famous for their strong scent. It also produces dark purple berries after the flowers fade that are used in the preparation of ink.