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Plant Varieties

Learn about 11 plant varieties and the planting information for each.

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Carolina Jessamine (9 of 11)

Gelsemium sempervirens - Carolina Jessamine
Evergreen twining vine with bright yellow fragrant flowers in spring
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Plant in rich, well-drained soil
Highly Poisonous
Fertilize in spring as new foliage appears
Height: to 21 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 7-9:
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again in fall; prune to keep in check after spring flowering.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again in fall; prune to keep in check after spring flowering.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again in fall; prune to keep in check after spring flowering.

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