The Genus Jasminum in Cultivation

Peter Green and Diana Miller

Peter Green and Diana Miller

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Edited by Martyn Rix
166 pages | 65 color plates, 18 line drawings | 7 x 9 1/2 | © 2009
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781842460115 Published March 2010 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA

This highly illustrated guidebook details every species of jasmine that is cultivated in gardens, as well as the genus’s habitat and distribution in the wild and its propagation. An additional chapter focuses on the uses of jasmine scent in the perfume industry, explaining why it has long been an important ingredient in some of the world’s most exclusive—and expensive—perfumes.

            
Nearly every cultivated species is illustrated by either a contemporary or antique botanical painting, as well as detailed line drawings and close-up photographs. The result is the ultimate reference to this perennially popular garden staple.

Contents
List of Paintings
Preface
   Editor's Note
   Acknowledgements

1.  Introduction
     The Genus Jasminum and overview of the family Oleaceae
        Section Jasminum
       
Section Trifoliolata
       
Section Unifoliolata
       
Section Alternifolia
       
Section Primulina

2.  Jasmine in Culture
     History
        Greek and Roman use of Jasmine
        Persian and Arabic poetry
        Europe
     Folklore
     Religious importance
     Garlands
     Flavouring
     Flower markets

3.  Jasmin in the Perfume industry - An Overview by Robert Calkin
     History
     Commercial cultivation
     Harvesting
     Oil extraction
     Medicinal uses
        Aromatherapy
        Traditional medicine

4.  Cultivation: Using Jasmines in the Garden
     History
     Cultivation
     Using Jasmines in the garden
     Growing in temperate gardens
     Growing in tropical and subtropical gardens
     Size and variation of jasmine species
        Pruning and training
        Shrubs
        Climbers
        Scramblers
        Hedges
     Propagation
     Pests, diseases and disorders
     Hardiness
     Table: Choosing which jasmines to grow

5.  Taxonomic Treatment
     Synopsis of the genus Jasminum
     Key to the cultivated species of Jasminum
     The Genus Jasminum
        Section Jasminum (Species 1-6)
        Section Trifoliolata (Species 7-17)
        Section Unifoliolata (Species 18-33)
        Section Alternifolia (Species 34-43)
        Section Primulina (Species 42-43)

Bibliography
Plant Name Index
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