What makes the jasmine flower so distinctive is its unique fragrance. Native to Asia, Africa and parts of Europe, the jasmine flower has beautiful white petals and yellow petals, and grows to approximately 15 feet tall. Their plants come in many varieties such as small trees, vines and shrubs and there are many types of jasmines flowers, such as the common jasmine, downy jasmine, Spanish jasmine, primrose jasmine, Arabian jasmine and so on.
Jasmine flowers are normally pure white, but you can also find yellow ones occasionally. They have green, shiny leaves that are about 5 inches long. It is a very fast growing plant and often uses other plants for support when they are growing because of its long sprawling stems which are around 7 inches length wise.
The jasmine flower is strong and beautiful with a sweet smelling fragrance and it has many uses. They are used for tea in countries such as China and are used for syrup in France. Apparently, the plants have numerous medicinal benefits too. Fragrant oil is also made out of the jasmine flower and the oil is used in cosmetics and perfumes.
When it comes to growing jasmines, their seeds need to be planted in moist, clay-like garden soil and situated in sunny spot. These flowers thrive in sunshine and do not appreciate being exposed to too much shade. Plant the seeds about eight feet apart so they don’t grow too close together at the end of June to November. Apply mild fertilizer at the end of spring and add lead molds to the soil to encourage growth of the jasmine flower. Makes sure you feed the plants with plenty of water and provide the flowers with a minimum of four hours of sunlight a day. They need a lot of sunshine to grow successfully. Also remember to weed around the flowers on a regular basis and prune them frequently. They will benefit a lot from this care. If you grow a jasmine plant indoors, make sure you place it on the windowsill so that it receives as much sunlight as possible. And when the soil is dry, remember to water it.
Here are some interesting facts about jasmine flowers:
• It is a very popular flower in the world and is native to tropical countries.
• Most of the time, they are white but sometimes they are yellow.
• Jasmine flowers originate from western china.
• Jasmines flower in spring – more or less, 6 months after planting.
• The leaves of jasmine flowers are deciduous.
• Their stems are slender, green and angled.
• Jasmine is a symbol of femininity in China.
• It is used in teas, soaps, creams and perfumes.
• Essential oils are extracted from the jasmine plant.
Like every flower, jasmines have a meaning. The flower stands for love, hope and happiness and is the national flower of Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines. The jasmine flower symbolizes hope in India and has a lot of spiritual significance there and is frequently used in religious ceremonies. In Thailand it symbolizes a nurturing mother and the challenges she faces. The jasmine flower is often given on mother’s day because it stands for the selflessness of a mother. And in China, it symbolizes beauty and kindness. In all three countries, this flower is sometimes used in wedding ceremonies.
Jasmine flowers are incredibly beautiful and sweet scented. The flower releases its smell only at night time when it opens. The actual flower itself is very tiny indeed and only one inch in width. They bloom almost continually from spring to summer.