This reliable and hardy species adds a sweet and enchanting fragrance to the outdoor garden. For a stellar performance, this vigorous climber needs a cold period to initiate bloom. Hardy to zone 7, and even zone 6 in a sheltered spot, the cold of winter brings this deciduous vine into a constant flow of sweet fragrant flowers right through the growing season. This is not a plant for a warm sunny window or a warm greenhouse, as it needs cold night temperatures down to freezing and below to realize its full potential. This is a perfect plant to grow near a home's entryway, so one can breathe in the heavenly scent of jasmine from late spring to fall.
|Hardiness Zone||6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Bloom Season||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Sun Requirement||Full Sun|
|Minimum Temperature Indoors||60|
Jasmine officinale also known as the “Hardy Jasmine” is revered for its ability to be grown in cold climates. In freezing climates, it’s a deciduous vine and can be grown outside down to 0°F. The trick is the depth of the cold. If the cold dip is moderate and doesn’t remain at zero for long, your jasmine will survive the winter without protection. This jasmine has strong roots.
Growing Tips For Colder Regions
• Outside, plant against a wall or a protective area and
mulch the base with straw (12 inches or more).
• At zone 6 and higher, the full vine should survive the winter,
otherwise mulch base to bring some of the vine through the winter.
• Flowering cycle begins in July and lasts until frost.