AVAILABLE EARLY SUMMER 2019. The traditional but highly desirable style of climbing jasmine (Jasminum Officinale) is exemplified in the variety Inverleith, with its leaves of shiny deepest green to offset the profuse scented white flowers throughout the summer months. Inverleith is of course a leafy suburb of Edinburgh. Likes a bit of sun. Any reasonable soil. 2 or 3 litre deep pot.

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Jasminum Inverleith is pretty much the classic jasmine, but with the distinguishing feature of the pinky red colouration that infuses the pointed buds before they open up into the starry fragrant flowers. Once established, you can cut it back pretty hard every year and it will give you lots of greenery and those lovely starry flowers with the heavenly scent.

Jasminum Officinale is often referred to as common jasmine, which doesn’t do its qualities much justice really, but it is also known, much more romatically, as poet’s jasmine. Quite why we’re not sure, but the name goes back centuries, and it’s a nice one. Although the heady scent is onderful, it’s not this species but some of the tropical ones that are used in perfumery and for flavouring tea. Jasmine is the national flower of the Phillipines and in India the flowers are worn in their hair by women as a sign of their marital status.

We can also supply the lovely variety Clotted Cream, which does all the usual things but the scented flowers are - as you might expect - cream in colour. If that’s what you fancy, let us know.

Jasminum Officinale Inverleith is a twining hardy climber with narrow green leaves and scented white flowers in summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.

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