Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

Carolina jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens- Carolina Jessamine
Plant Botanical Name: 
Gelsemium sempervirens
USBG Plant Location: 
Bartholdi Park
National Garden
Full sun to part shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Very adaptable
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Moderate to low

A favorite native vine for gardeners in the south and eastern United States, Carolina jessamine has masses of fragrant yellow flowers in the spring. This evergreen vine has few pests, adapts to almost any soil, and can be used as groundcover or grown over fences, walls, or trellises. Deer do not favor it but butterflies and hummingbirds do!