Wedding Chapel – Think Jasmine

Wedding Chapel – Think Jasmine

 

Flower of the Week: Jasmine

 

Seasonality:

Although there are hundreds of varieties throughout the world, the common jasmine is widely available in the U.S. from late spring to early fall.

Most jasmine has a trailing, vine-like quality, which makes it well suited to loose, romantic bouquets and centerpieces.

Shelf life:

Jasmine foliage and flowers are quite delicate and prone to drying out in the heat. Keep cut pieces in water as long as possible and spritz occasionally with a spray bottle to freshen up.

Colors:

The buds of common jasmine are pale pink (the flower closes at night time), and the flowers themselves are white.

Price: $$-$$$

Common jasmine is relatively inexpensive, but it can sometimes be tricky to find large pieces that are cut. One option is to buy a larger plant and trim the vine from there (or if it’s in the height of the season, find it growing wild).

It works well with:

Jasmine pairs nicely with other romantic late spring and summer blooms like peonies, garden roses, and ranunculi. Because the vine can be a bit cumbersome in large quantities, it’s best to keep jasmine as a smaller accent in a bouquet or as a very simple, trailing centerpiece.

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