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Jasmine Jessamine Vine Plant Fragrant Carolina


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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Gelsemium sepervirens or Carolina Jasmine 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.

Although it is commonly called a jasmine, this plant is a member of the Loganiacea family and is not a true jasmine.  It is called a false jasmine due to the light jasmine-like fragrance.

It is considered winter hardy in Zones 7B thru 9.  Plan to plant early in the season in Zones 7B and 8.

All parts of this plant are toxic if ingested.

Botanical Name Gelslemium sempervirens
Common Name North Carolina Jasmine
Plant Family Loganiacea
Mature Size Runners 12 feet
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Form Trumpet
Bloom Time Spring, scattered fall
Zone 7B, 8, 9, 10
Fragrance Yes
Key Features Easy to grow showy spring bloom
Suggested Uses Trellis, Fence, Arbor, Baskets
Grower Notes All parts of this plant are considered toxic

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze until well established.
  • Plant early in the season in Zones 7B and 8.







  • Model: JAS-CAR-VB-4
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 28 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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