"Come on, babe
Why don't we paint the town?
And all that jazz"
Does it hail from Chicago? No. But you should still be excited; it is a beautifully textured clean-lined white ceramic flower pot filled with a lush jasmine plant. These sun-loving flowers are widely cultivated for their shining leaves and beautiful clusters of lightly fragrant white flowers. The scent is known to be very relaxing, which is why many people keep a plant in their bedroom, and gardeners plant it outside the bedroom window so the scent can be carried on the night air (when they are most fragrant). We think they're amazing ANYWHERE. We simply adore their look, hardiness, and scent! However, if you'd prefer a succulent just let us know by selecting it from the drop-down menu!
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Fun Flower Facts:
While the flower's meaning varies greatly between cultures, it is always seen as a force for good: appreciation, good luck, purity, beauty, love, and fertility. If you're not already impressed, Jasmine is quite a flower of importance. Several countries and states consider it as a national symbol:
- Hawaii: Jasminum sambac ("pikake") is perhaps the most popular of flowers. It is often strung in leis and is the subject of many songs.
- Indonesia: Jasminum sambac is the national flower, adopted in 1990. It goes by the name "melati putih" and is the most important flower in wedding ceremonies for ethnic Indonesians, especially on the island of Java.
- Pakistan: Jasminum officinale is known as the "chambeli" or "yasmin", it is the national flower. Both the bride and groom wear garlands of white jasmine and red roses on their wedding day. Floral bouquets of jasmine and roses are also used to celebrate special occasions, and in burial garlands meaning a final farewell
- Philippines: Jasminum sambac is the national flower. Adopted in 1935, it is known as "sampaguita" in the islands. It is usually strung in garlands which are then used to adorn religious images.
- Syria: The Syrian city Damascus is also called City of Jasmine and uses it as a symbol.
- Thailand: Jasmine flowers are used as a symbol of motherhood and portrays love and respect.
- United States: Jasmine symbolizes beauty, love, and romance.