The Q&A Archives: star jasmine

Question: I just recently purchased a star jasmine. I live in southern indiana and was curious how to care for it. Do i leave it in the pot it came in or can i plant it in my flower bed then cover it up in the winter like my roses.

Answer: Trachelospermum jasminoides or star jasmine is only hardy to USDA winter hardiness zone 8. Your zip code places you in zone 6A or the coldest part of zone 6. There is no way to protect it sufficiently outside in such a cold climate as yours. You will have to bring it indoors each winter if you want to keep it from year to year. If you plan to bring it inside, keep it in a container to make that move easier. This plant can grow to several feet even if regularly trimmed, so you will need a large container for it. Enjoy your star jasmine!

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