4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.
Jasminimum stephanense or Stephan's Jasmine is a hybridized twining, climbing jasmine vine with pink flowers rather than the usual white from Jasminium officinale x Jasminium beesianum. The pale pastel pink flowers are lightly scented, although not nearly as sweet and heady as officinale or some of the Arabians, but still very nice. It is also similar to officinale in that it is a vigorous growing, twining climber with sharply pointed pinnate leaves.
There are widely differing opinions as to how cold tolerant this variety is. Most literature sources cite it as hardy to Zone 7, however there are many anecdotal reports from gardeners growing it successfully in Zone 5B and 6. It's popularity in the UK suggests it can withstand temps at least somewhat colder than the averages in Zone 7, but this might be dependent on slow acclimation and becoming well established and having an opportunity to establish a well defined cycle of warm season growth and cold weather dormancy in a colder climates, so we'd urge caution and observation if contemplating growing it outdoors further north than Zone 7.
Regardless, Stephan's Jasmine is a wonderfully enjoyable and rewarding plant to grow with a number of versatile uses in most any garden.
It can also be acclimated to growing in indoors, but generally will require supplemental lighting to flower.
||Stephans or Stevens Jasmine
||Late Spring to Early Summer
||7, 8, 9, 10
||Fences, arbor, pergola, trellis, baskets
||May be more cold hardy than literature suggests
Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape.
When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 7, 8 9, and 10, and can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.
- Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
- Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
- Provide supplemental irrigation.
- Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter.
- Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
- Prune after flowering to encourage branching to promote uniform shape and control size. Avoid pruning in late spring, as it blooms on old growth.
- Protect from frost and freeze until very well established.
- Plant early in the season in Zones 7 and 8.
- Reduce watering during winter dormancy.
- Provide full spectrum light when growing indoors.