The Q&A Archives: Asiatic Jasmine Not Blooming

Question: I have a plant that I was told is an Asiatic Jasmine. I planted it last spring/summer and it is growing like crazy.
Problem is that I've never seen a flower on it. What do I do?

Answer: There are numerous varieties of jasmine, which can bloom at different times. Your plant may have been establishing itself last year and may still bloom this year. However, you might want to apply a phosphorous source, such as bone meal, by scratching it into the soil around the roots. Phosphorous promotes bloom. If you have been applying other fertilizer, make sure that it isn't extremely high in nitrogen (the first number on the package), which promotes foliage growth at the expense of flowers. Good luck!

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