Tropicals forum: My Clavo de la India is in full bloom

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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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Mar 12, 2012 4:14 PM CST
and it smells WONDERFUL!! It's on a terrace outside our guest room that I pass every time I go upstairs, I love that hit of scent as I walk by. It is a Tabernaemontana divaricata, which I think is Crepe Jasmine in English? The name in Spanish, Clavo de la India, translates to Clove of India.

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Also on that terrace, though it has no smell, is a pot of plumbago which is looking really nice now. It's a really common plant from my childhood, my mother used it as a groundcover, but I'm really enjoying it as just a spot of blue.

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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Mar 16, 2012 1:31 PM CST
Nothing brings more bits of joy than a well placed fragrant bloomer! Plumbago is a great flowerer, too. Not enough blue plants.

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