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Jasminum officinale Aureovariegatum



Variegated yellow and green leaves

A climber with twining stems bearing attractive foliage splashed in green and gold, and clusters of beautifully fragrant white flowers during the summer.


Requiring a sheltered spot in full sun to partial shade, it looks lovely trained on a trellis in a cottage garden, or in a large patio container placed near a door where the scent can be enjoyed.


Prefers fertile, well-drained soil and a sheltered position.

Officinale is derived from the Latin meaning ‘of the shop’. A reference to oils extracted from the flowers and used in perfumes and aromatherapy.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering June - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 310 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 240 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site City garden, Courtyard garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From March to September