Real World Gardener Stephanotis s Plant of the Week

December 18th, 2015

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

Stephanotis floribunda, Bridal Wreath.

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Stephanotis floribunda

Do you like fragrance in the garden?

 Have you a lot of plants with fragrance?

Along with fragrance in the garden, but for many years, the flowers have been used in bridal bouquets because they’re so lovely. Even though it prefers warmer climates gardeners in Europe love it so much that it’s sold as an indoor pot plant, even though it prefers to climb.

In fact it’s available there from florists climbing attractively over small frames in pots.

Also known as the Hawaiian Wedding Plant, this plant’s a must for the fragrant garden.

Let’s find out more about this plant.Listen to the podcast

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Stephanotis looks lovely all year round and flowers more than once.

Did you know that the genus name-Stephanotis comes from the Greek words stephanos (crown) and otos (ear), supposedly because the flower tube looks like an ear canal surrounded by a crown of five ear-like lobes.

Stephanotis is in the dogbane and milkweed family whereas true jasmine (Jasminium officinale) is in the olive family.

If you have any questions about growing Stephanotis, or have some information to share why not write in to realworldgardener@gmail.com 

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