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Gelsemium sempervirens

Carolina Jessamine
Loganiaceae
Evergreen, Ground covers, Vines

GELSEMIUM

Native to the Southeastern United States. Shrubby, twining vines grow to about 20 ft., with pairs of shiny, light green, 1–4-in.-long leaves borne on long branches that look almost like streamers. Flowers are bright yellow trumpets.

Gelsemium sempervirens
Gelsemium sempervirens

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Gelsemium sempervirens

Fragrant, 1 1/2-in.-long flowers appear in late winter, early spring, with occasional sporadic bloom in fall. Needs regular water in youth but is fairly drought-tolerant once established. ‘Pride of Augusta’ (‘Plena’) is a double-flowered form.

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