Fragrant flowers forum: Jasmine Sambac'Maid of Orleans'

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 25, 2012 11:23 AM CST
These little girls are so sweet and at one year old they have bloomed and are going into bud again. They sell like hotcakes and I have just a few left. I am now cutting for new starters.
I just love this plant. It can get very overgrown if left untrimmed but I keep mine all in containers and cut back to control them. They are all going into their second bloom now.

Here are a few shots of the babies
Thumb of 2012-08-25/JB/380ac1
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Can't you just smell them? Sticking tongue out
Name: Chantell
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Chantell
Sep 8, 2012 8:11 PM CST
Why yes I can, JB...also by sticking my nose out toward my deck...gotta love these sweet babies. SO easy to take care of and over winter....amazing scent and repeat bloomers...what more can you ask for?
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Sep 12, 2012 10:26 AM CST
I have hesitated to sell these to people who lived west of the Mississippi because my State regulations forbid me to send plants West of the Mississippi in their pots. They must go bare root.

I had so few this year I did not want them to get too stressed from the trip without the pots. So, I purchased new boxes especially for them and now I am selling them to all my customers no matter where they live except it must be within the continental US. I have never had such a MOTHERLY feeling toward any plant as I do this one. I just love it and I think it knows it because all three of my stock plants are blooming again.....or should I say still. nodding
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 22, 2012 8:19 AM CST
All but a few of the Maid of Orleans plants are still available but I must show you the ones I have been caring for as new stock plants for the future. These are about three years old and so happy. They are still blooming in the greenhouse and the aroma when you open the doors in the morning is just breathtaking. Can you tell I just love this plant? :hearts:

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This is just one of the three. Look at those blooms. I need to begin to stake them since they are now showing signs of trailers wanting a place to grow.

Take a deep breath and pretend. Enjoy.
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Oct 26, 2012 7:33 AM CST
They're also incredibly tough plants! Mine has "come back from the dead" more times than I can count... I thought I'd lost it for sure last winter when it got stuck behind some bigger pots and was missed while I was watering, but the brave little thing stuck up a green shoot this spring. I repotted it with fresh mix, and it's been doing well. I'm looking forward to its blooms this winter!
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Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Dec 5, 2012 7:24 AM CST
These are a tropical plant correct? You cannot plant them in the ground. I am in zone 6.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Dec 6, 2012 4:17 PM CST
I am afraid Zone 6 would be pushing it. They grow well in Zone 10 and 11 outside. They need full sun or almost full sun. They do not like shade and they need regular watering. Sorry.
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Dec 7, 2012 12:05 AM CST
I am in zone 9a - wonder if they will do OK outside here? I had a plumeria, but forgot to put bring it on to the porch one year, and it died. But, I have a couple of brugmansias that survived the few days of frost we have here,
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Dec 7, 2012 8:24 AM CST
I think the maid would no doubt survive if it has some protection in the winter in 9a. You can always try. How cold do your winters get?
Name: Dianne
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soilsandup
Dec 7, 2012 12:23 PM CST
Maybe about 10-14 days for the whole winter of below 32 degrees F at night, never during the day. Coldest low temperature every few years is probably about 24 degrees, only for a night or so. Most years, coldest night would be about 27 degrees.
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Dec 7, 2012 10:54 PM CST
Mine is potted... when I mentioned almost losing it last winter, I meant while it was inside... the watering can missed it a couple of times, and by the time I realized how it had been neglected, I was sure it was too late. I repotted it before bringing it inside this fall, and I'm making sure it gets watered regularly, even a little fertilizer now & again... Lots of new growth, and hopefully I'll be reporting blooms soon!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
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NoelCalvert
Dec 8, 2012 8:02 AM CST
Hello Chantell,
Nothing to do with the plant, but I love your quote, "Life isn't about how to survive the storm...
but how to dance in the rain."
If more people looked at life this way, happiness would not be so rare.
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Dec 9, 2012 2:02 PM CST
Di, I am afraid that is too cold.....but again, you can give it a try if you really want to.

Jill, I have had that happen to me with potted plants also. Especially in the greenhouse when I am in a rush and am giving it a quickie drink. I miss some of the plants at times and next day they are telling me to pay attention.

The jasmine I am loving just now is the Jasminum Nitidum or Star Jasmine it is called around here. Some people call it angelwing jasmine, confederate jasmine, eindmill jasmine.....even Royal (which it is not, but Logee sells it as a Royal) I am surprised they do that because there is a definite difference in the blooms. Who am I to question Logees? Big Grin

Here is this beauty and one of her babies.

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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Dec 20, 2012 8:03 AM CST
A beauty, indeed! Full of Christmas stars!

My night-blooming jasmine has white berries on it... I let some develop after the last bloom, out of curiosity. The berries now crack open with a gentle squeeze, and inside are half a dozen hard black seeds shaped like fat sesame seeds. After I bag some for a swap, I'm going to prune off the rest, because I think developing the seeds is probably what's keeping the plant from continuing to bloom. Well, that and the fact that I pruned it back hard after repotting. I got it this fall (big plant), so I'm hoping I can do well by it!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Dec 20, 2012 10:13 AM CST
I will be anxious to hear how it winterizes. Have a great Christmas. Group hug
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Dec 21, 2012 9:09 PM CST
It's front and center by a big south-facing window, in a pot a few inches bigger than its rootball, so I hope it will do well over the winter. It was blooming almost constantly for several weeks before I pruned & repotted it (just prior to bringing it inside).. I've never had one before, so I don't know if it's mostly a summer bloomer or if it might give me some blooms over the winter as well.

My 'Maid of Orleans' has a few buds! I put it where I can't fail to see it when i'm watering this winter, and it's rewarding me with a lot of healthy new growth.

wishing you a Merry Christmas, too!

:-)
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.

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