Par­son­sia het­ero­phylla

NZ Gardener - - IN SEASON -

There are three species of na­tive jas­mine but Par­son­sia het­ero­phylla is the most com­mon. It makes a dainty sum­mer-flow­er­ing nec­tar plant not used in our gar­dens of­ten enough. It likes a shaded root run with its head in the sun so plant in an en­riched soil and place a rock over the roots to keep them cool. The ju­ve­nile fo­liage is not that at­trac­tive so you may have to wait a few years be­fore the sweet smelling flow­ers ar­rive.

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