Echo® Jasmine Duet® Jessamine

Gelsemium rankinii & Gelsemium sempervirens

A combination of two well-mannered, moderate growing climbers prized for its spectacular display of fragrant, bright yellow flowers and an extended bloom period! Suitable for a trellis or arbor, fences and walls, or as a groundcover. Evergreen to semi-evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.


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Botanical Pronunciationjel-SE-mi-um RAN-kin-eye, jel-SEM-ee-um sem-per-VEY-renz
Average Size at MaturityFast growing vine; twining stems reach 10 to 15 ft. tall, 7 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring, repeating in late summer to fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Erosion Control, Espalier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Wall, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsBougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Jatropha (Jatropha); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum)

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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