Jasminum officinale Clotted Cream = Devon Cream' (PBR)
Soft-cream flowers, larger than usual, pack a more powerful scent on this softly-toned climber for a warm place - sensational close to purple viticella clematis like ‘Etoile Violette
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: June to August
- Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
A superb new cream coloured form of the much loved common jasmine, but with larger flowers and even more fragrance. This versatile, deciduous climber appreciates a sheltered, sunny, well-drained site, and can cope with dry conditions. Since it spreads quickly in all directions, it's ideal for covering a large south or west facing wall or an unsightly garden building. To best appreciate the fragrant flowers, choose a site close to a house entrance or well-used path. In small gardens, it is best planted in a pot and trained up a trellis or wall.
- Garden care: After flowering remove old and over-crowded shoots. Prune hard in autumn to keep it within bounds, but be warned that flowering will be retarded the following year.
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Comments about Crocus Jasminum officinale'Devon Cream':
I bought this beautiful plant back in March 2015 and planted it near the back entrance to my house next to a climbing Clematis. I thought it would take 2 years or more to start flowering.
I just noticed (11th August 2015)that my Jasmine plant has already started flowering - petite flowers with a heavenly fragrance.
Many thanks for this lovely addition to my back garden!!
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Q:I purchased this plant this year, it has yet to flower. The leaves are now going brown, I wondered if t his is a normal autumnal occasion or if it is dying, I can't see any sign of pests. I would hate to lose it and would be grateful for you advice.
MarionAsked on 4/11/2015 by Dinky from St. Albans
I am not sure when you purchased your jasmine, but the lack of flowers could be caused by a number of things including a lack of water, light and nutrients, or the plant simply focusing its energies on putting on root growth. Given time and the right conditions however there is no reason why it wont produce flowers.
As for the brown leaves, this is a deciduous plant, so it does lose its leaves at this time of the year. Do keep in mind however that it is not fully hardy, so may need some protection (moving to a more sheltered spot or covering with fleece) during the winter months.Answered on 5/11/2015 by Helen from crocus
Q:Are these plants safe for children?
And are the leaves evergreen?
Thank youAsked on 22/2/2015 by new2gardening from Oxfordshire
This climber is not listed as poisonous to humans by the RHS, but even so it could still give you a stomach upset or discomfort if eaten, as can many other garden plants.
No it isn't evergreen.
Hope this helps.Answered on 4/3/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:Hi - how tall will these plants be if I buy them? It only says the pot size?Asked on 9/7/2014 by Louise from United Kingdom
These plants in a 3lt pot will be approx 60cm tall when delivered.Answered on 11/7/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
I apologise for the stupid question - but if ordered now, does the plant you deliver come with flowers?
Thank youAsked on 16/4/2014 by Moose88 from London
This climber normally flowers between June to August, so it wouldn't be in flower now, but unfortunately we never can guarantee that any of our plants will be delivered with flowers.Answered on 17/4/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:Hi there. You say it grows well in a pot; what size pot would be best please? Annie xAsked on 9/2/2014 by anniep from castle donington derbyshire
I would plant it in a large pot approx 50cm, in a John Innes no 2 or 3 compost, with good drainage, and make sure it is well watered, and fed during the growing season with a high potash fertiliser.Answered on 13/2/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
Q:Are the black berries harmfulAsked on 7/1/2014 by Pat from Swindon
There does seem to some conflicting information on this. Culivated Jasmines rarely produce berries in the UK according to the RHS, but it does seem that they could be poisonous, so as with any other plant, if you are unsure about if the fruits are edible, I definitely would not eat them.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 9/1/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
Hi There, I have a Star Jasmine that was planted in 2007. It's has been in the same spot since then and the vine itself has grown but I have never had a single flower. Obviously I bought the plant to try and get the lovely scent in the garden. I'm a bit baffled as the plant seems to love the spot it's in. I just thought by now I'd have seen some flowers. Can you suggest anything to help it flower?Asked on 6/7/2009 by Joanna Bryan
A:There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower including too much shade, not enough water or nutrients, or pruning at the wrong time of the year. It can also be caused by the plant putting on new root growth instead of focusing its energies on producing flowers. I am not really sure why yours has not produced buds, but you can often give them a bit of a push by feeding with a high potash fertiliser such as Tomorite.Answered on 8/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Why don't the climbers flower
My aunt aged 83 has a Jasmine and Honeysuckle growing beautifully up an east facing wall getting plenty of warmth and sunshine. They were planted about 5 1/2 years ago. The Jasmine flowered briefly in its second year of growth but hasn't flowered since and the Honeysuckle hasn't bloomed at all. Both plants are very healthy in every other respect. Can you please advise.Thanking you in anticipation. SarahAsked on 14/6/2009 by Sarah King
A:Hello there, The most likely cause is a lack of sun, although other factors could include pruning at the wrong time of the year, or not enough feed or water. If you want to give them a bit of a push, then feed them with Sulphate of Potash (following the manufacturers instructions).I hope this helps, Helen.Answered on 28/2/2012 by helen.derrin
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