The Gist on Jasmine

Jasmine is a flowering plant that belongs to the Olive family. There are about 200 species. Jasmine prefers sunny areas, in fertile well drained soils, so clay is not ideal. Jasmine do prefer moist soils and need regular watering while flowering, they don't do well during long periods of drought. Jasmine grows as a shrub and as a vine. Flowers are mainly white and form in clusters which usually bloom in spring and summer. Jasmine does have a few insects and diseases that can be a problem from time to time, so an insect and disease control program is recommended.