Confederate jasmine vine
Tracelospermum jasminoinodes, a species of the flowering plant in the family Apocynace, has the common name of Confederate jasmine.
It features beautiful and fragrant white, tiny star-shaped blooms and glossy dark-green tiny leaves. A bonus is the plant attracts pollinator butterflies and bees.
This plant needs to climb on a trellis or a fence. It blooms several times a year, and it needs to be planted in good soil that drains well. It can take full sun or semi-shade, and it’s a nice addition to any garden.
It’s currently in bloom in the Quiet Garden at Sarasota Garden Club, located at 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota.
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— Kay Weber, Botanical Gardens chair