Carolina Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens

Vigorous, climbing evergreen vine with shiny dark green foliage. Attracts butterflies.

Bloom/Feature

Fragrant, bright yellow flowers in spring

Plant Type

Vines

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

7, 8, 9, 10

Zone Detail

Hardy to 0°F to 10°F

Key Features

Returns Year After Year

Flowering Season

Spring

Use

Accent, Climber, Container, Woodland Garden

Exposure

Full Sun

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil

Fertilizer

Yearly in early spring

Dimensions

3–4' H x 4' W

Pruning

None needed

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants