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Double Shot® Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens & Gelsemium rankinii

Pronunciation: jel-SE-mi-um sem-per-VY-renz, jel-SE-mi-um RAN-kin-eye
SKU #01727
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OVERVIEW
Description This combination of well-mannered vines with offset bloom periods provides a spectacular display of bright yellow flowers throughout much of the year! Great on a trellis, arbor or over a fence or wall. Well-suited for use without climbing support as a mounding groundcover. Native to the southeastern United States. Evergreen to semi-evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring, repeating late summer to fall.
Mature Size Fast growing vine; twining stems reach 10 to 20 ft. long.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Use this easy-to-grow vine on shade structures, fences and over gateways for an evergreen screen. Covers surfaces quickly and very well, but does not self cling. Good on chain-link fences and can easily cloak the fence around a tennis court.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Jatropha (Jatropha); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum); 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.
HISTORY
Lore The genus Gelsemium was classified by French botanist, Antoine Jussieu and named it for the similarity to Jasmine. These plants contain a potent alkaloid similar to strychnine.

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