Catalonian Jasmine

Catalonian Jasmine

Jasminium grandiflorum is a graceful vining plant that bears clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in snow white.  Native to Persia and Kashmir, it was brought to Spain in the 17th century by the Moors where it readily naturalized across the Iberian peninsula, becoming commonly known as Spanish or Catalonian jasmine.  This is the jasmine species most valued for its fragrance, and the botanical essence of which is infused into Blossom Water Plum Jasmine.  Throughout the ages, this scent probably has been described with more superlatives than any other.  Perhaps part of the allure is that this intoxicating redolence emanates from such pure and innocent looking little flowers.