Confederate jasmine, April 3, 2014
I'm going to have to get to work training my Confederate jasmine soon.

Before I moved to New Orleans, I was a Jazzfest regular. One of the many sensory pleasures I associate with those exciting explorations is the scent of star jasmine, from massive vines overpowering modest chain-link fences in the neighborhood near the Fair Grounds. 


Clearly, I needed jasmine of my own, but before Hurricane Katrina, I was unsure where to put it. After Katrina, though, the choice was clear, and my plants are thriving. 


It turns out that Confederate jasmine, or Trachelospermum jasminoides, is not a true jasmine. Whatever. 


To learn more:


University of Florida Gardening Solutions


Clemson Cooperative Extension Home & Garden Information Center


Confederate jasmine
Confederate jasmine