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Night Blooming Jasmine
It grows well in a mix of regular garden soil and sand.
Despite its name, it is really in solanaceae family. It is a tender perennial that does well in zone 10 and up. In colder zones, it can be easily grown into containers. When temperatures dip below 20 degree F, it is better to move the plant indoors. It is a shrub with medium sized elongated leaves. During the fall, large clusters of yellowish/greenish flowers buds form. They stay in a dormant period during most of the day and open up as night approaches. The fragrance is powerful and sometimes overwhelming if you stands too close. It is better enjoyed if one stands a few feet from it, so at to allow the wind to carry the scent to you.
My parents have been growing them for years in the cold Maryland area. Each year, they would propagate several and plant one outside. It would grow into a large shrub and flowers profusely. Before winter, they would make several cuttings put the new plants indoor during the cold winter days. When spring comes, they would bring it out again. In southern New Mexico area, I think it might survive outside comfortably.
he plant grows rather quickly. When I got it during early summer, it was only a one gallon plant; however, now it has already taken up a 8 gallon pot. I am afraid that I will have to repot it next year.
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