Search For:

Share This

Stephanotis

Carol Asked

In zone 6, can we grow stephanotis? In summer (from June to September)?

Share This

The Gardener’s Answer

Hi, Carol: Stephanotis/Marsdenia floribunda is commonly referred to as Madagascar Jasmine. As the name suggests, this vine is native to Madagascar. It is not a true jasmine but the fragrance of the flowers is similarly intoxicating. For Kentucky gardeners, it is considered a tropical vine and will not survive our winter weather. It can only be grown as a perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 10 and 11. For those of us gardening in zones 6-7, it can be grown as a houseplant or enjoyed outside during the warmer months and then brought inside to over-winter.

 

Have a question for the Gardener?

Share This

Ask the Gardener

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Don't Leave! Sign up for Kentucky Living updates ...
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.