17 Types of Jasmine Flowers | Jasmine Plant Varieties

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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!

Check out our article on some great jasmine plant benefits here

Best Types of Jasmine Flowers

1. Common Jasmine

Types of Jasmine Flowers

Botanical Name: Jasminum officinale

Size: 18-30 feet

Also known as True or Poet’s Jasmine, it is a state flower of Pakistan and grows commonly in the Indian subcontinent. This climber shows off the five-petaled white flower with pointed leaves.

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

It is different from typical jasmine flowers. The plant produces aromatic yellow flowers in late winter when most of the plants went dormant. Grow this variety on the trellis, arbors,  wall-borders.

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

It is prized for its sweet fragrance and beautiful, bright white flowers. Lemon-Scented Jasmine a great garden plant to attract bees, birds, and butterflies to the garden.

10. Italian Jasmine

Botanical Name: Jasminum humile

Size: 12-15 feet

The plant has fragrant buttercup-yellow flowers that contrast really well with its glossy green foliage. It also grows black berries and attracts hummingbirds and bees to the garden.

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.

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