Sport on Jasmine??

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Date Photo Taken: 04-06-2011
Location: SW GA
Posted By: Norma


My Carolina Jasmine has bloomed out for this year; however, this evening hubby and I were strolling the gardens this (4-6-11) and saw this gorgeous bloom on the jasmine vine – at least twice as large as the regular jasmine bloom – and it has a brown throat on it. There are many buds yet to open.

Is it a sport, or have I lost my mind? Anyone know what’s going on here? I checked all the way to the ground and I have only ONE vine planted on each side of the arbor.

If it is indeed a ‘sport’, what is the best way to propagate it?


  1. Lyle Flower Fanatic says:

    From a quick glance, I might say that the blooms you are now seeing are of an entirely different flowering vine. Compare the blooms to that of a Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)

    I think it is very possible that there is an entirely separate Crossvine growing amidst your Jasmine.

    April 6th, 2011 at 11:36 pm
  2. Norma Unregistered says:

    Even though I’m terribly disappointed, Lyle, I think you’re 100% right! But, I’ve never seen a plant like this in our area.

    The only way that plant could have got with my jasmine is either carried by the wind/rain or bird droppings.

    But, It’s very pretty and I’ll go looking closer and see where it’s originating!! I marked the stems earlier today to be able to propagaate some later.

    Thank you very much for your response!

    April 7th, 2011 at 4:09 pm
  3. Norma Unregistered says:

    Yep, Lyle, after reading your response, I got ‘down and dirty’ and found the origination point of the cross vine. It’s about 3 feet from the jasmine vine.

    After these beautiful blooms fade, I’ll shear it off to about six inches and transplant it to a more suitable home!

    But, man am I disappointed!

    April 7th, 2011 at 5:08 pm
  4. NDP Apprentice says:

    It definitely looks like the Bignonia capreolata.

    April 8th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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