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Prepare a planting mixture of equal parts sphagnum peat moss, compost and coarse sand. Fill 4-inch pots with the planting mixture so you can start the seeds indoors.

How to Germinate Night Blooming Jasmine Seeds

Night blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) fills the night air with an almost intoxicating floral fragrance. Grown in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11, night blooming jasmine features small, star-shaped flowers and vine-like stems. These plants grow in clumps up to 12 feet wide and 12 feet tall with support. The jasmine will die back in freezing temperatures, but return in spring in USDA zones 8 and 9. Night blooming jasmine is considered highly invasive in some areas, so you might want to plant it in containers or prune it frequently to control its size.

Prepare a planting mixture of equal parts sphagnum peat moss, compost and coarse sand. Fill 4-inch pots with the planting mixture so you can start the seeds indoors.

Water the potting mix until fluid drains from the bottom of the pots. Water before sowing seeds so you don’t dislodge them.

Sow three night blooming jasmine seeds on the soil surface in each pot, spacing them evenly throughout the pot. If you have an existing night blooming jasmine plant, you can collect your own seeds from the dry seed pods in fall.

Cover with a thin layer of soil. Press down on the seeds gently to ensure contact with the soil.

Place the pots in a window that receives full sun. Seeds will germinate best with temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a seed germination mat or place the seeds near a heating vent to make the soil warmer than the normal room temperature, if needed.

Water the seeds as needed to keep the soil moist but not wet. Spray the seeds with a mist of water from a spray bottle to increase humidity if needed. This is especially helpful if you place your seeds near a heating vent where the air tends to become dry.

Thin the seedlings to leave only the healthiest plant in each pot when the plants develop two leaf sets. Clip the weaker plants at soil level with a pair of scissors rather than pulling so you don’t disturb the roots of the healthy plant.

Transplant the seedlings outdoors or to a larger container when the plants are at least 6 inches tall and when the regular daytime temperatures are above 70 F. Transplant to a site with full sun and light, sandy soil with good drainage. Add ingredients such as compost, manure, leaf mold and coarse sand to help lighten the soil, if needed.

Jasmin or yasmin seeds
Updated: March 29, 2019

How to Grow Jasmine

Updated: March 29, 2019

This article was co-authored by Katie Gohmann. Katherine Gohmann is a Professional Gardener in Texas. She has been a home gardener and professional gardener since 2008.

There are 16 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

Starry jasmine flowers have an exotic, sweet fragrance that permeates the air on warm summer evenings. They bloom all summer on either vines or shrubs, depending on the cultivar. The flower buds can be harvested to make a fragrant, restorative tea. See Step 1 and beyond to learn how to plant, care for and harvest jasmine.

Part One of Three:
Planting Jasmine

Jasmine Cultivars

Full sun to partial shade; grows outdoors in mild climates; otherwise indoor

White, starry flowers; frost hardy vine popular in many regions.

Full sun to partial shade; grows outdoors in most regions

Yellow flowers; low maintenance; makes good groundcover

Full sun to partial shade; grows outdoors in mild climates; otherwise indoor

Yellow flowers; grows as a shrub.

Full sun to partial shade; grows outdoors in mild climates; otherwise indoor

Yellow, tubular flowers; evergreen shrub.

Full sun to partial shade; grow indoors unless in tropical climate

Fragrant flowers make delicious tea; requires controlled indoor environment in most regions.

Part Two of Three:
Caring for Jasmine

Part Three of Three:
Harvesting Jasmine

Community Q&A

  • You should remove them. “Deadheading” spent blossoms and seedheads will encourage fresh growth. Trim them off at the point where they meet the main stem, or at the nearest leaf node.
  • Unless your soil is very poor, you probably do not need fertilizer. Try going with compost instead; just spread it around the base of the plant. As you water, nutrients will be carried into the soil.
  • Unless your soil is very poor, you probably do not need fertilizer. Try going with compost instead; just spread it around the base of the plant. As you water, nutrients will be carried into the soil.
  • Cut few branches and put them in water. It will grow new roots in a few weeks.
  • Perhaps the fertilization is the problem.
  • Yes, you can, although you may want to look into fertilizing, changing the size of the pot, and adjusting the placement of your jasmine, all of which might help improve its growth.
  • It’s up to you – you can either let the blooms fall off themselves or speed up the process by cutting them.
  • Try giving them a routine spray with a mister during the late evenings.
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  • No. If you read the first paragraph with the different types, the yellow leaves are a type of jasmine.

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To grow jasmine, plant in rich, well-draining soil in a location that gets partial to full sun. Keep the soil around the jasmine moist during the growing season and fertilize your plants once per month to encourage more blooms. Remove dead leaves and pinch off spent flowers to keep your jasmine in good shape, and don’t forget to add a few inches of mulch around the plants each fall to protect them upcoming winter temperatures!

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Variety Growing Requirements Characteristics
Jasminum officinale (summer jasmine)
Jasminum nudiflorum (winter jasmine)
Jasminum parkeri
Jasminum fruticans
Jasminum sambac