Types of Jasmine Flowers: Amazing Variety of Jasmine Plants

For all the jasmine lovers out there, how will you feel if we tell you that your favorite flowers have countless other varieties! Exhilarated right?

Known for their mesmerizing beauty and intoxicating fragrance, whether you are a gardener with refined taste or a beginner who does not have much time, Jasmine flowers work for everyone.

They do not just light up your garden with their beauty, but also, once they mature, they are easy to take care of and can thrive well even without 24*7 care.

So now that we know how amazing jasmine flowers are, would not you be excited to check out 20 similar flowers so that you have plenty of options to choose from.

Let us Begin!

1. The Regular Jasmine

The Regular Jasmine

Let us first start by talking about the regular jasmine flowers. The regular jasmine is the national flower of Pakistan and you will commonly find it growing in the Indian sub-continent.

The flower is white in color with glossy green leaves. The flowers are small and have 5 petals each. They grow out in clusters and the plant grows up to a height of 18 to 30 feet. The flowers usually blossom between June and November and need well-drained moderately sandy and partially loamy soil to thrive. Also, make sure you have at least 8 feet of space between your jasmine plant and any other plant because Jasmine plants have tremendous growths, and they do not like to be in a crowded space.

2. Winter Jasmines

Winter Jasmines

A little different from the regular ones but winter jasmine to is quite popular. They are perennial deciduous and are known to belong to the olive family and are considered vines. The most striking feature of winter jasmine is they are not white in color, instead, the flowers have a yellow shade, and the stem tends to remain grey during the winter.

Also, it is quite different from other varieties of jasmine since winter jasmine does not have any scent. Apart from that, without support, these plants can grow up to a height of 4 to 7 feet. If supported, they can grow up to a height of 15 feet. 

They are mostly found in China. Speaking of their plantation, as the name suggests they bloom during late winter, so you must plant them by spring. Another unique feature of this plant is unlike most flowering plants, here the tiny flowers grow first followed by the leaves.

3. Arabian Jasmine

Arabian Jasmine

One of the most exotic and alluring jasmine types is Arabian Jasmine. Generally found in southeast Asia, Arabian jasmine is highly popular as well as expensive for its fascinating fragrance, these jasmine flowers are used in the welcome garlands in Hawaii that are offered to tourists.

It is also the national plant of the Philippines and one of the three national plants of Indonesia. The fragrance of Arabian Jasmine is so famous and magnificent that it is often used to make scented teas and perfume. These flowers to are tiny and white and they grow out in a small group of 2-5 flowers from each node.

They are surrounded by glossy dark green leaves. It can be grown both as a trail (without support) as well as an upward growing vine (with support) Under Arabian Jasmine, there is another type of Jasmine known as “Arabian Nights” that release its delicious scent only at night and is even costlier than a regular Arabian Jasmine.

4. Royal Jasmine

Royal Jasmine

Royal Jasmine is again an extremely beautiful and highly scented jasmine that is known to be a deciduous shrub. The flowers are bigger in comparison to regular jasmines and have a velvety texture. The flowers have the usual white color and each of them has 5 petals.

The flower structure is flat and open-faced with a downward curve and they too grow out in clusters. The leaves are opposite-faced and have a light-greenish shade with a waxy texture.  They are known to grow up to a height of 5 to 8 feet and although they do not have that characteristic strong jasmine smell they do have a subtle yet pleasant smell.

What makes it popular is its beautiful flowers that sure have a royal appeal in comparison to the other varieties that have smaller flowers.

5. Dwarf Jasmine

Dwarf Jasmine

As the name suggests, these jasmine flowers are known as dwarf jasmine because of their small height. No matter how much you care for them, they will not grow beyond 1 foot in height and 2,5 feet in terms of width. The flowers are evergreen shrubs that grow out in clumps and are shaped like trumpets. As usual, each flower has five petals but unlike most varieties of jasmine, this plant grows tiny yellow flowers (just like winter jasmine) that have a pleasant smell.

They bloom during summer and wither away during winter. They are not made to bear the cold and harsh winter climate so make sure if you are planting one in your garden, you do it during the spring or the end of winter so that your plant has enough time to bloom and live before the next winter.  They are mostly used in bouquets and topiary.

6. Pink Jasmine

Pink Jasmine

Pink jasmine is another extremely popular houseplant that is known to have pink-white flowers. The shade of the pink is light in these jasmine flowers, and you need to look carefully to spot the light pinkish hue. They are extremely popular since, like most jasmine plants, they are low-maintenance and strong enough to thrive without round-the-clock care.  They are evergreen shrubs that grow out in huge clusters giving the entire plant a pinkish look.

The leaves are dark and have a waxy texture. The upper side of the leave has a darker shade of green whereas the lower side has a lighter shade. It is a popular plant in the US and England, but it cannot survive in a freezing cold climate. A little sunny or moderate temperature works fine for the plant which when supported and taken care of can grow up to a height of 6 meters.

7. Wild Jasmine

Wild Jasmine

Wild jasmines are commonly found during summers and autumns. They are white in color with the characteristic 5 petal structure that that most jasmine plants have. Apart from that, they also have the characteristic strong jasmine smell.  It is popular in South Africa and the UK and as the name suggests, wild jasmines are sturdy and can withstand harsh weather easily.

While most jasmine plants wither away in winter, except winter jasmine, wild jasmine flowers can survive well in winter too. Even if the weather outside is extremely cold to a point that the landscape is covered in frost, wild jasmine will still manage to survive in a greenhouse or conservatory. If you are planning to grow it for a while, it can grow up to 8 to 10 feet but if you are planning to grow it as a vine it can grow up to 15 to 20 feet.

The flowers even bear fruits that are initially green in color but later turn to black. However, you cannot eat those fruits and they are only for decorative purposes. Speaking of the benefits, wild jasmine has quite a few benefits including providing relief from anxiety and depression.

8. Lemon-Scented Jasmine

Lemon-Scented Jasmine

As the name suggests, this variety of jasmine flowers have a unique lemon-like scent that brings in a refreshing vibe with its pleasant fragrance in your garden. This plant has a total of leaflets that are dark green in color and have a glossy texture.

The flowers are bright white and are in the shape of stars with 5 distinctive petals pointing out from a deep pink center. The flower is popularly found in Madeira, a Portuguese island. However, it is marked as one of the most critically endangered flowers and it is believed that only 50 individual plants are left in the world. 

The plants are quite costly owing to their dark green foliage, the beautiful and unique lemon-like scent, and their long flowering period. They bloom best in sunny or moderate temperatures and should be kept away from frost and a harsh winter climate.

9. Italian Jasmine

Italian Jasmine

Known for its strikingly gorgeous yellow flowers that look 100 times more gorgeous against the shiny green leaves, this variety of jasmine can grow up to a height of 15 to 20 feet. They are originally found in western China and are known for their delicious smell that attracts bees and hummingbirds. That is why it is mainly imported by a lot of gardeners and gardening enthusiasts for decoration purposes, whether it is for their garden or for their house. These beautiful yellow flowers turn into blackberries by the end of autumn which further attracts birds into one’s garden.

10. Downy Jasmine

Downy Jasmine

If you want to know what true jasmine is, then you must check out downy jasmine. While most jasmine flowers are known for their signature smell, downy jasmine has no smell of its own, it is a cute little shrub that has flowers on and off the entire year and produces fresh white flowers that grow out in clumps cascading down the length. The leaves are the usual bright green with shiny foliage, the only difference being the leaves in this variety of jasmine have more prominent veins. If you are looking for a type of jasmine that needs the least care, then this one is for you. However, you must keep in mind that these plants need to be trimmed from time to time, if you do not do that, they will lose their structure and will grow wildly spreading their branches in all directions.

11. Coral Jasmine

Coral Jasmine

Coral jasmine, also known as Parijat is one of those rare night-flowering jasmines that belong to the plant family Oleaceae. They are widely found in South Asia, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, Bengal, Tripura, and Thailand.

They are also known as the “tree of sorrow” since they only bloom at night and die at the break of dawn. They cannot bear the bright and harsh sun rays. They have several other names as well, like- Queen of night, Lover’s tree, sad tree, etc.

The tree is a woody perennial shrub which when receives proper care and its basic requirements can grow up to a height of 33 feet. They are usually found in dry hilly regions as well as deciduous forests. The barks are dark grey or dark brown, depending on the age of the tree and the leaves are placed on opposite sides of the stems and are dark green in color with shiny foliage.

The flowers are arranged at the tip of the stem and usually grow in clusters of 2 to 7. The scented white flowers usually bloom between August and December and later turn into flat brown seeds which later bear fruit.

12. Star Jasmine

Star Jasmine

All jasmine flowers are beautiful, after all, that is what they are known for, what if we told you that this jasmine will add extra glamour to your garden with its unique star-like shape. The flower is mostly used for decoration purposes and it is found in China, Japan, California, and the US.

The plant takes a little time to establish itself and start blooming but once it does you can expect to get sporadic flowers all throughout summer and spring. The flowers are simply gorgeous! As usual, they are white in color and are in the shape of a pinwheel. They also have a nice characteristic perfume that makes it even more popular among gardeners.

Once established they do not need much care to grow. Also, although they grow the best in a partially shady region, they can even tolerate extreme shade. This shows that is the variety of jasmine is strong and sturdy and does not die easily. Once matured, they can grow up to a height of 6 feet, which is more than enough for your garden. Another amazing feature about start jasmine is that it is highly resistant to insect attacks.

13. Primerose Jasmine

Primerose Jasmine

Primerose jasmine is an evergreen shrub that grows up to a height of 10 feet and is known for its cascading bunch of beautiful yellow flowers with a nice and pleasant scent. It is also known as Japanese jasmine and belongs to the Oleaceae family.

You will generally find it in Vietnam, southern China as well as Japan. Unlike most common jasmine, the flowers of primrose jasmine have 6 petals and the leaves grow in a cluster of three. The central leaf being the biggest surrounded by 2 smaller leaves on either side. Primerose jasmine has an extensive growth rate, and it needs to be pruned on a routine to ensure a neat look.

Also, when it comes to pruning, keep in mind that Primerose jasmine blooms on old wood so if you are planning to get the blooms by spring, you will have to get your pruning done by the beginning of summer. Also, during the spring season, you can expect to see a bunch of birds building their nest on your primrose jasmine plants.

14. Florida Jasmine

Florida Jasmine

The next on the list of jasmine flowers is the Florida jasmine, also popularly known as the showy jasmine. These types of jasmines have shiny blue-green foliage that produces gorgeous tiny yellow flowers with a very sweet and pleasant smell. The stems are green in color which turns reddish-brown once they mature.

Speaking of the flowers, they usually bloom during the summer and spring and are not that good with the winter season. Like most jasmine flowers, they tend to wither away during cold winter seasons. Although a lot of gardeners tend to trim up this plant to give it a neat shrub-like look, Florida jasmine is at its best form when left to sprawl across the garden or climb up a fence.

The huge expanse of sweet-smelling yellow flowers on green stems and leaves brings in a charming look into your garden. Also, taking care of a Florida jasmine is easy because they are drought resistant and need water only occasionally especially if the weather outside is too hot. If properly taken care of, it can grow up to a height of 6 to 10 feet.

15. Stiff Jasmine

Stiff Jasmine

Stiff jasmine flowers are popular for their rough and sturdy nature. They are natively found in Australia and belong to the olive plant family. They grow up to a height of 2 to 4 feet generally but if support is provided, they can climb and grow up to a height of 10 feet. The plant has a smooth and green slender stem. The unique thing about the stem of stiff jasmine is the stem has no hair, it is completely smooth. 

The leaves are shiny green in color with an oval shape and the flowers are white in color. Just like winter jasmine, stiff jasmine bears flowers in the winter, and hence it can withstand the cold winter weather easily. By the end of the blooming season, the flowers give way to shiny blackberries that are not edible for humans.

16. Night Blooming Jasmine

Night Blooming Jasmine

Night-blooming jasmine flowers are the best choice for you if you are looking for a beautiful plant that can also act as a screen then night-blooming jasmine is the best choice for you. The plants grow up to a height of 8 to 10 feet and about 3 feet in terms of width. The plant has a columnar structure and bears white flowers during the summer and the spring.

The flowers later give way to small white fruits that will attract bees, insects, and birds into your garden. Although the flowers do not have any spectacular beauty or feature if you look from the outside at night the white tubular flowers open and release a heavenly fragrance. It is because of this fascinating fragrance that night =-blooming jasmine flowers are very popular among gardeners and are commonly placed near homes and porches.

17. Cape Jasmine

Cape Jasmine

Here goes another stunning jasmine flower that is also an evergreen shrub. This plant has gorgeous shiny lance-shaped green leaves that encapsulate beautiful white flowers. The most unique feature of this flower is that it does not look like jasmine.

Whereas usual jasmine flowers are open and flat-faced with 5 to 6 petals, cape jasmine has a complex layer of petals that makes it look like a white rose. Owing to its beauty it has also won the “Award of Garden Merit” The flower has a very pleasant smell, and it grows through the year in regions that have a warm climate. In cooler regions, the flowers bloom during late spring or early summer.

Native to southern China and Japan, although these flowers prefer to grow in full sun. During winter, it is necessary that you put the plant in partial shade otherwise the scorching winter sun rays can make the flower droop and die.

So, these were the 17 gorgeous varieties of jasmine flowers that you must check out. We know that choosing one or two flowers from this extensive variety is difficult but the best part about these flowers is no matter what you choose you can be assured of getting the best because all these jasmine flowers are equally beautiful and easy to take care of.

You just must check which suits your needs and climate are the best.  We hope this article was helpful and all your doubts were cleared and if you have any further queries, feel free to reach out to is the comment section below.

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