Monday, May 20, 2013

Savannah, Georgia Confederate Jasmine

Savannah's notorious Confederate Jasmine is blooming all over town; the scent of sweet Summer-time jasmine is absolutely divine. See photos captured by our concierge while on a evening Savannah style stroll:

A bit about the plant...Confederate jasmine is an intoxicatingly fragrant vine that is grown widely in the Southeast. Its versatile nature makes it a great plant for many settings. Contrary to its name, Confederate jasmine is not native to the Southeast, nor is it a true jasmine. It is actually native to China and is known scientifically as Trachelospermum jasminoides. In early spring and summer, Confederate jasmine produces clusters of small, white flowers that look like tiny pinwheels. Despite their diminutive size, the flowers pack a huge punch of sweet fragrance and can easily perfume an entire yard.
- Courtesy of University of Florida

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