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Carolina Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens

Pronunciation: jel-SE-mi-um sem-per-VY-renz
SKU #03810
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Prized for its spectacular display of fragrant, bright yellow flowers, this well-mannered vine climbs beautifully on a trellis, arbor or over fences and walls without smothering surrounding trees and shrubs. Allow to sprawl unsupported across slopes and banks as an informal, mounding ground cover. Evergreen to semi-evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Late Winter to Early Spring
Mature Size Fast growing vine; twining stems climb 20 ft. tall with support.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover
Design Ideas This emerald green vine is famous for adapting to chain-link fences. It climbs up quickly without training and then cascades off the opposite side to create a waterfall of bright yellow blossoms in spring. It can disguise fences around tennis courts, swimming pools and even corrals. Often combined with other deciduous flowering vines to extend its season of color.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Climbing Rose (Rosa); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Blue Glorybower (Clerodendrum)
CARE
Care Thrives in enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Provide support such as trellis or arbor, or allow to ramble on the ground. Prune annually to control size. Sap may irritate; protect skin when pruning. Not fit for human or animal consumption.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.