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Arabian Jasmine

Jasminum sambac

Also known as

Belle Of India, Grand Duke Of Tuscany, Biblical Jasmine, Arabiese Jasmyn (Afr.), Sambac Jasmine, Mohle Flower, White-Flowered Indian Jasmine, Zambac, Sampa Gita

Jasminum sambac - Kolkata 2011-04-04 2218 by Biswarup Ganguly (CC BY 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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A close up of some white flowers on a Jasminum sambac plant
A close up of a white flower and some green leaves of a Jasminum sambac
A close up of a white Jasminum sambac flower
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Arabian Jasmine Overview

Jasminum sambac is a highly fragrant, evergreen shrub which produces clusters of white flowers that fade to pink. It blooms mainly in the summer - occasionally at other times too - and has a twining, scrambling habit. It has angular stems and glossy, waxy, dark green leaves. Commonly known by the names Arabian Jasmine, White-Flowered Indian Jasmine and Sambac Jasmine, amongst others. This half-hardy species is ideal for growing in a container in a heated greenhouse or conservatory - that could be taken outside for the summer. It can also be trained to grow along a trellis, making an attractive screen. While it will tolerate full sun outdoors, it needs bright filtered light indoors (but shade from full sun). Grow in neutral soil that is moist but freely draining. Jasminum sambac has earned an RHS Award of Garden Merit and has many named varieties, with single and double flowers. Probably from tropical Asia originally, this plant has ceremonial, medicinal, and herbal uses.

Common problems with Arabian Jasmine

How to propagate Arabian Jasmine


Air layering.


Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Mist regularly.

Special features of Arabian Jasmine

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Pot plant

This variety makes a great pot plant, provided it has a trellis or other support.

Other uses of Arabian Jasmine


Teas and herbal uses.


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