PLANT OF THE MONTH FEBRUARYJasminum rex (Royal Jasmine)
Location: Tropical glasshouse
Jasmine is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family. It contains around 200 species native to tropical and warm temperate regions of Eurasia, Australasia and Oceania. The genus name is derived from the Persian Yasameen ("gift from God").
Jasminum rex is a fast-growing evergreen tropical climber with broad, oval, deep green leaflets in groups of 5 or 7. In winter it produces clusters of scentless white tubular flowers, the largest flowers of any jasmine.