Pink Stephan Jasmine Plants
Jasminum x stephanense
- Deciduous arching stems
- Grows to 5m
- Deliciously scented pink flowers Jun-Jul
- Pinnate mid-green leaves
Jasmine x stephanense, Pink Summer Jasmine
Stephan Jasmine is similar to Jasmine officinale but the deliciously sweetly scented flowers are pink instead. The early spring foliage is pale green with occasional cream markings and the growth is fast and prolific with an eventual height of around 5m.
It is quite happy in most soils as long as it is well drained. Being slightly tender it is best in a sheltered, sunny site when the flower scent will also be at its best, although it will tolerate partial shade. The flowering season is short, early to mid summer only, and so it is best grown alongside other climbers to extend the season.
Great for your garden:
Jasminum x Stephanense is a delightful climber with mid green pinnate leaves borne on vigorous, twining stems and with heavily scented pink flowers in clusters. The flowering is brief and so it is best planted alongside other climbers such as clematis, climbing roses or honeysuckle - plants that will extend the season.
It is not suited to a wall trellis, being too large, and would suit a strong arch or pergola where it can expand or, perhaps, a shed or tree stump over which it can scramble. It needs little pruning, just a light trim in July once the flowering season is over. It can be seen growing well at Great Dixter the late Christopher Lloyd's wonderful garden.
- Deciduous arching stems
- Grows to 5m at maturity
- Deliciously scented with pink flowers
- Slightly tender
- Pinnate mid-green leaves with cream markings
- Hybrid between Jasmine beesianum and Jasmine officinale
Look out for:
Jasminum x Stephanense is very disease and pest resistant but may, on rare occasions, suffer from an infestation of aphids. If so, treat with a proprietary insecticide or with a natural biological control.
Although there are over 200 varieties of Jasmine, they do not generally cross-fertilise. Jasminum x stephanense is the only known naturally occurring hybrid. Both parents, Jasminum beesianum and Jasminum officinale, are found in the wild in China which is where this plant was discovered.
Planting and Care Instructions
How to grow Jasminum x Stephanense:Jasminum x Stephanense should be planted in a sheltered sunny or partially shaded position in any reasonable free-draining soil.
Plant in a hole lightly larger than the rootball, backfill with a multipurpose or good garden compost incorporating a handful of bonemeal. Firm and water in well. Keep watered and feed with a high potash fertiliser at regular intervals until established. Prune lightly after flowering in July.