Jasmine Polyanthum

Jasmine Polyanthum probably the best known Jasmine certainly the most highly scented and free flowering, this twiner is a strongly growing vine once established, to the degree it is on the forbidden list in New Zealand. This Chinese Jasmine suckers vigorously and becomes a runaway menace that threatens to dominate native bush.

It flowers in spring and sporadically through summer, and you'll frequently see it everywhere in New Zealand gardens. A different story in the New York flower market where for a bridle bouquet, a bunch of five stems can reach $15 ! for heavens sake.