Confederate Jasmine, or Trachelospermum jasminoides, is a species of flowering plants that are usually grown as a vine and grows very well on fences, trellises, or an arbor. Sometimes it’s called Star Jasmine.
They have beautiful fragrant white star-shaped blooms with dark-green leaves. A bonus is they bloom several times a year and attract butterflies and bees.
This will be a nice addition to your garden. It grows well in full sun, as well as in semi-shade. Once established, this is a drought-resistance plant.
It’s currently in bloom in the Quiet Garden at Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd of the Arts.
Join the club on May 9 for “Mother’s Day in the Garden.” For information, go to SarasotaGardenClub.org or call (941) 955-0875.
Submitted by Kay Weber, Botanical Gardens Chair, Sarasota Garden Club