Downy Jasmine, this plant with pure white flower & fragrance will make every morning a good morning
The white, clustered, star-shaped flowers appear nearly year-round and are not as fragrant as other jasmines.
It’s a “true” jasmine - many sweet-smelling plants are called jasmines, though they belong to completely different plant families - but this one has no real fragrance.
Jasminum multiflorum is a species of jasmine, in the family Oleaceae. It is known as winter jasmine, Indian jasmine, downy jasmine, and star jasmine. It is called “Sanna jaaji malli” in Telugu
A wide, cascading jasmine shrub that’s hardy and easy to care for, downy is equally at home in a tropical or cottage-garden landscape.
It can also add a casual touch to more formal, elegant landscaping. It’s all in the trimming.
Plant grow & care
Add top soil or organic peat moss to the hole when you plant. You can also add composted cow manure to the mix to enrich the soil.
The vine-like growth may require regular trimming to keep the plant the height you need and the shape you want. Give it a hard pruning in spring (late March to early April).
Water regularly…this shrub is considered moderately drought-tolerant once established, but regular irrigation will keep it at its best. It doesn’t even mind “wet feet” so you can use it in areas where the soil stays moist well after a rain.
Fertilize 3 times a year - spring, summer and fall - with a good granular fertilizer. Supplement feedings, if you like, with bone meal and/or liquid fertilizer to promote heavier bloom.
- In Indian mythology, Kund is known for its whiteness. So, instead of the common western phrase ‘white as snow’, what often appears in Hindu mythological stories is ‘white as kunda’.
- Also, beautiful white teeth are often compared to Kunda buds. It is held to be especially sacred to Vishnu.
- In Manipur, Kundo flowers are used in worship, and are an essential part of a marriage ceremony. The bride garlands the groom with two Kundo flower garlands. The groom then takes one of the two and garlands the bride.
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As with any kind of garden, success usually starts with the soil. Most vegetables do best in moist, well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter (such as compost or peat moss).
If you don’t have a good soil for vegetables, you can also buy ready to use nutrient rich soil.
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.