Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Gelsemium rankinii


Full Sun
Attracts Birds

Gelsemium rankinii (Gelsemiaceae)
(gel-SIM-ee-um rank-EN-ee-eye)
Swamp Jessamine

An unusual and hard-to-find reblooming Jessamine. Resembles its cousin G. sempervirens vigorous growth, narrow and shiny evergreen leaves with vast numbers of tubular yellow flowers that are a feast for early hummers. Swamp Jessamine is unique in that it rewards the gardener with a rebloom in fall. Take note that this species is not fragrant like the more common G. sempervirens. Provide a sunny fence, trellis, or hillside for optimum bloom.

Bloom color: yellow
Bloom period: early-spring and fall
Height: 20'+
Spread: Vine
Zones: 7-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14
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