Blooming in the summertime, jasmine flowers are known for their sweet, exotic fragrance on warm evenings.
This flower has much more to offer than its sweet smell and romantic associations. Jasmine flowers are mostly white, but some types are yellow in color. They are believed to have originated in the western China Himalayas. Unlike most types in the Oleceae family, which have four corolla lobe petals, Jasmines often have five or six of them. Jasmines are often strong and sweet scented, they are widely cultivated for their shining leaves and beautiful clusters of fragrant flowers. Flowering takes place in the summer or spring which is usually six months after planting. Jasmine flower releases its fragrance at night after the sun has set and especially when the moon is full. Their buds are more fragrant than the flowers themselves.