Sunday, March 25, 2012

Jasminum humile 'Revolutum'....... Yellow scented Jasmine

  Jasminum  humile, belonging to the Oleaceae family is home in  the dry valleys of the Himalayas, evergreen in sheltered positions although cold winds can cause some leaf loss, compensated for by the green stems which give an evergreen effect. 


 Plants are bushy and make very beautiful free-standing shrubs, but if grown against a wall the stems will climb and may be trained in.
The richly coloured,  scented flowers are borne on old stems and the tips of new growth, so providing a long season of colour.
 'Revolutum' has the best colour and strongest fragrance.
The Royal Horticultural Society gave the cultivar its Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1976.

One of the delights of March, on some days, the yellow blooms of the highly scented,  jasmine flowers can sometimes be seen before the delicious scent reaches the nostrils but on other, more fortunate times,  it is the precious scent that one becomes aware of as one begins the ‘TreeTops Walk’  to the top of the old water tank here in the Gardens of Cortijo Azahar.