Gelsemium sempervirens

Carolina Jessamine

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Carolina Jessamine is an evergreen vine found in open woods and thickets throughout the southeast. Flowers are rich yellow, 11/2 inch, open, bell-shaped and appear primarily in early through mid-spring and are very sweetly fragrant. In full sun and rich soil, the vine will flower abundantly and spread quickly, but it also grows in shade and poorer soil. Carolina Jessamine can be used very effectively to twine around a mailbox, lamp post, downspout, or trellis. It can be used as a trailing ground cover as well. We let it ramble over fences at our farm.



Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow



Plant Type

Wildflower, Vine Perennial       

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist


full quart


36in or taller

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid spring, Early spring



Hardiness Zones

6, 7, 8, 9