This floriferus ground cover will add a dramatic burst of flowers to the garden. ‘Summer Sunset’ jasmine will spread along the top of the soil, creating an easy-to-manage blanket of foliage with flecks of cream and burnt orange. ‘Summer Sunset’ like most jasmine ground-covers proliferate under most conditions. It is a sun worshiper, so make sure it is planted in an area where it gets direct sunlight. The sun will bolster the colors of the foliage. If planted in the shade, the leaves will be mostly green with some specks of orange and cream.
Plant ‘Summer Sunset’ in fertile soil about 8 inches apart to maximize its coverage. Water the plants regularly until they become established then water as needed. Fertilize the plant with a well-balanced fertilizer three times a year starting in spring. Pruning the plant is not necessary since the intent is for them to spread. However, if they do get out of hand, gently prune by hand.
Some of our favorites: Jasmine minima, Jasmine minima ‘Summer Sunset,’ Jasmine minima variegata
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption.
Outstanding Features: Brilliant orange, cream, and dark green foliage
|Common Names||Jasmine ‘Summer Sunset’||Scientific Name||Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Summer Sunset’|
|Bloom colors||Insignificant flower white||Light||Direct sun to partial shade|
|Water||Water deeply and thoroughly. Avoid having the plant sit in soaked soil for extended periods.||Size||Up to 24 inches spread about 12 inches tall|
|Zone||Zone 7 and above||Overwintering||Overwinter in colder zones in container gardens|
|Fertilizer||Feed three times a year starting in the spring with a balanced fertilizer||Companion plants||Ixora, Azalea, Crossandra|