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Gelsemium sempervirens

Gelsemium sempervirens

Common name Carolina jasmine, false jessamine
Family loganiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-9)
Flowers yellow
Size vine to 20'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

Evergreen vine with dense foliage of glossy-green leaves along wiry stems. The fragrant flowers appear in late winter to early spring. We planted ours along the fence behind our back yard, where it should get the sunshine it needs to thrive. The photo here shows it soon after it was planted, past its blooming prime – we hope for some exuberant growth this year.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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