The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section VI. Vines and Climbing Plants

White European Jasmine Jasminum officinale

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We have to regret that the inclemency of our winters will not permit us to cultivate the White European Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) out of the garden, as even there it requires a slight protection in winter. Below the latitude of Philadelphia, however, it will probably succeed well. In the southern states they have a most lovely plant, the Carolina Jasmine (Gelseminum), which hangs its beautiful yellow flowers on the very tree tops, and the woods there in spring are redolent with their perfume.