SWEET ORIENTAL FRAGRANCES
Sabah el fell! A cheerful Arabic expression we hear or say in the morning, referring to a sweet
exceptional fragrance of a tiny white flower that used to be present in many Lebanese houses
GRAND DUKE OF TUSCANY
Jasminum sambac or fell in Arabic is originally native to India and Southeast Asia. It gained the common name of Arabian jasmine from the Arabs who introduced it to Europe. Jasminum comes from the Persian name yasmin, and sambac from medieval Arabic zanbaq, which means jasmine flower-oil. Grand duke of Tuscany is clusters of flowers (sometimes single flowers). Only the central flower is truly double-rosette. Side flowers are semi-double and like miniature roses.
MAID OF ORLEANS
Single flowers with five rounded petals. Jasminum sambac is a broadleaf evergreen shrub. On a support, it grows as a twining shrubby vine. Unsupported, it grows as a sprawling shrub.
In its native territory, this species can grow up to 9 meters and produce flowers throughout the year. In containers, it usually grows 1 to 1.5m with flowers appearing primarily in mid spring.
BELLE OF INDIA
Single or semi-double or flowers with elongated petal, single and double flowers on the same plant. Arabian jasmine requires rich, well-drained soil in an area exposed to at least four hours of direct sunlight a day to grow well. Every spring add some compost around the plant to continue to enrich the soil with essential nutrients.
Apply fertilizer three times during the year, with the first application at pruning (in late fall or winter, after the plant finishes blooming) and two more applications during the growing season.