Carolina Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens


Member Price: $69.95

Carolina Jessamine
Carolina Jessamine
Carolina Jessamine

Carolina Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens

Price: $79.95

Member Price: $69.95

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Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a charming, native evergreen vine known for its vibrant, trumpet-shaped yellow flowers and glossy, dark green foliage. This graceful and low-maintenance plant is an excellent choice for those looking to add color, fragrance, and wildlife-friendly features to their gardens or landscapes.

The Overall Plant

Carolina Jessamine is a fast-growing, twining vine that can reach heights of 10 to 20 feet, depending on the supporting structure. It is native to the southeastern United States and thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 10, making it suitable for various climates. The plant is an ideal choice for covering fences, arbors, trellises, or walls and provides year-round interest with its evergreen foliage. Carolina Jessamine is also deer-resistant, making it a valuable addition to gardens where deer are a concern.

The Flowers

One of Carolina Jessamine's standout features is its vibrant, trumpet-shaped yellow flowers. Blooming from late winter to early spring, the flowers create a striking display of color that brightens up the garden when few other plants are in bloom. The sweet, jasmine-like scent of the flowers attracts pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for wildlife gardens.

Carolina Jessamine prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate a range of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade. However, the plant will produce the most abundant blooms in full sun. It is also drought-tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for low-maintenance and water-wise gardens.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 10-20 ft.

Mature width: 6-8 ft.

Sunlight: Full-Partial Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 7-10