General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Night Blooming Jasmine
  • Night Scented Jessamine
  • Queen of the Night
  • Raat ke Ranni

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  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 18, 2018 4:32 PM concerning plant:
    My 6' tall potted plant is in bloom now, June 2018. It bloomed for a month in April, then took a break to grow taller, and will do this several times through the year. I have it in a pot so I can bring it closer to my patio back door to enjoy the fragrance I find intoxicating at night. No diseases or bugs seem to bother it except an occasional snail after a rain that makes it up the pot to the leaves until I destroy it.
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Oct 20, 2018 6:23 PM concerning plant:
    It's late October and my 8 foot tall plant is about to bloom any day. Because it grows in a 5 gallon pot on my patio, it's been cut back twice this year to stay manageable. The cuttings rooted very easily after 3 weeks in water and now have new homes with gardening friends.
  • Posted by KAMasud (Alpha Centauri - Zone 9a) on Jan 14, 2013 12:49 AM concerning plant:
    Prune as per requirement.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On July 1, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Chantell On July 3, 2022 Potted up
Cutting from the original one that belonged to Sameena's dad was rooted and given me last fall. Over wintered inside. Potted up last month - seems to be doing well since pot was set outside.
Chantell On June 2, 2008 Obtained plant
I actually have 4 of these absolutely amazing plants. The oldest was purchased in 2008. 2 rec'd 2 years ago that belonged to my friend's father and 1 from Almost Eden that they list as Cestrum nocturnum 'Sunset Scentsation' gifted to me a few weeks ago...can't wait
erinncolleen On November 19, 2019 Transplanted
As I was getting it out of the ground I noticed the lower part of the branches are stems above the route is green. Does anyone know what that means or what I do?
tabbycat On June 10, 2022 Bloomed
1st blooms on new growth of Spring regrowth
tabbycat On March 10, 2022 Plant emerged
Even covered it dies back each winter so I'm always glad to see reemerge
tabbycat On May 15, 2021 Potted up
3 nice 30" branches already so put in a18" wide & tall pot behind bench
tabbycat On March 29, 2021 Plant emerged
A sprout broke soil at base so made it.
tabbycat On March 7, 2021 Maintenance performed
Freeze got it bad so I cut down to 6" to see if good root ball resprouts
tabbycat On February 15, 2021 Winterized
Cut back to 3' & covered with flannel back plastic table bloth in 20s freeze
tabbycat On October 21, 2020 Bloomed
About six 8" tips in full bloom, What a fragrance!
tabbycat On May 1, 2020 Bloomed
1st of Spring blooms
MrsBinWY On June 11, 2022 Potted up
2 or 3 into an F15 (pretty much same amount of soil as the milk jug had).
MrsBinWY On June 5, 2021 Cuttings stuck
Stuck cuttings in moist potting mix in milk juf. Don't remember for sure, but probably just put top half of milk jug on the bottom half and ignored the whole works for a while. Looks like didn't use any rooting hormone either.
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