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Commonly growing as shrubs and vines, jasmines and their varieties, usually produce a wide array of exquisite flowers. Depending on the jasmine species, these secretes rich, intense and long lasting scents from their various types of blossoms. The flowers can range from unique waxy and white to intense yellow or purple. But let's not forget those which can reach that incredible red passion tone. Not only are jasmine flowers desirable and priced for their intoxicating fragrance, but some also have numerous benefits for medicinal and cosmetic uses, which include skin care and stomach-ache remedies. They are also of a spiritual significance for some cultures. Growing jasmines until they bloom and keeping their flowers opened and shining for as long as possible, has long been a field of interest for many passionate gardeners. One could say, that when it comes to strong fragrant flowers, jasmine species are on the top of the list. There are more than 200 species of jasmines, so imagine how many different scents you could get, raging from the stronger ones to the weaker ones, from the ones with a wood hint, to the ones with a lemon twist! Oh so much variety!

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Carolina Jasmine, also known with other exquisite names, such as, Carolina jessamine, Yellow jessamine, Evening Trumpet-flower and Poor Man's Rope. Gelsemium sempervirens, it is a unique “ jasmine” type variety, with an intense sweet fragrance, vibrant yellow-flower petal tone, belonging to the genus Gelsemium from the Loganiaceae family.

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Pink Jasmine or Jasminum Polyanthum is one of the most beautiful Jasmine species there is, belonging to the family of Oleaceae. Pink jasmine is a climbing Jasmine variety commonly found in recreational areas, garden decoration and indoors house ornaments, as it is one of the easiest species to care for ( not as dedicated or sensitive to maintain vibrant and alive in comparison to other species of jasmine such as the Madagascan Jasmine plant) and usually, looking fabulous through out the year.

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Jasmine plants, as a general rule, love growing under the direct sunlight during 6 hours approximately to partial shade ratio. If the jasmine plant receives too much shade though, most likely it won’t bloom its flower buds and eventually, this light obstruction over time, will promote the buds to turn brown and get discoloured. If the day/weather conditions are difficult, making it hard to expose your jasmine plant to direct sunlight, you could assist your plant by installing some incandescent lamps around the plant to support the light intake.

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Madagascar Jasmine (Stephanotis floribunda) is a ravishing and everlasting tropical specie native to Madagascar. These jasmine species are grown in sub-tropical and tropical regions where the climate mainly consists of hot and humid, monsoon and cooler periods. These sensuous plants usually fully bloom in Spring, Summer and Autumn where they showcase their waxy and star-shaped flowers. The foliage of this variety makes this vine well worth growing to decorate your favourite places.

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