Common Name: North Carolina Jasmine
Botanical Name: Gelsemium sempervirens
Mature Size: 10-15 feet runners
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Form: Small trumpets
Recommended USDA Zone: 7, 8, 9
Soil Type: Tolerant of most well draining soils
Soil PH: Neutral to slightly acidic
Watering: Drought tolerant once well established
Special Features: Easy to grow, quick to establish, showy fragrant flowers
Suggested Uses: Trellis, Fence, Erosion Control, Ground Cover, Planters, Baskets, Potted.
House Plant Adaptive: Yes, but may require supplemental light to flower
Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
Extended Long Term Warranty: None
Country of origin: USA Gelsemium sempervirens or Carolina Jasmine or Jessamine is a yellow blooming tendriled vine that is native to many southern states from Virginia to Florida and west to Texas.
It goes largely unnoticed all year until it bursts out in bright yellow swags of inch long trumpet shaped flowers hanging through the trees in upland woods and near river banks in the spring. It is a quick growing, easy to establish vine that will quickly cover trellises, arbors, walls or climb in nearby trees. The natural growth habit is to climb and cascade, so it needs little coaxing However it is a fairly well behaved fine growing vine that can be safely used on porches, mailboxes, patios and decks and entry arches. It is easily adapted to container growing, and looks amazing trellised in pots. It can also be used as ground cover and as a erosion stabilizing planting on steep embankments.