Double Shot® Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens & Gelsemium rankinii

Item 017275


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

This combination of well-mannered vines with offset bloom periods provides a spectacular display of bright yellow flowers throughout much of the year! Great on a trellis, arbor or over a fence or wall. Well-suited for use without climbing support as a mounding groundcover. Native to the southeastern United States. Evergreen to semi-evergreen.

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Average Landscape Size
Fast growing vine; twining stems reach 10 to 20 ft. long.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Gelsemium sempervirens & Gelsemium rankinii
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Repeat Flowering ,   Long Bloom Season
Bloom Time: Late winter through early spring, and spring through fall.
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: Use this easy-to-grow vine on shade structures, fences and over gateways for an evergreen screen. Covers surfaces quickly and very well, but does not self cling. Good on chain-link fences and can easily cloak the fence around a tennis court.

Thrives in enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Provide support such as trellis or arbor, or allow to ramble on ground. Prune annually to control size. Sap may irritate; protect skin when pruning. Not fit for human or animal consumption.


The genus Gelsemium was classified by French botanist, Antoine Jussieu and named it for the similarity to Jasmine. These plants contain a potent alkaloid similar to strychnine.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful, Beyond Expectation!
by SJJH, March 2, 2017

I purchased these to compliment the privacy trellis made of wrought iron on each side of my property. While I love the plant's fullness and size from the nursery, their explosive growth will cover my expensive wrought iron trellis in short order! These plants (cone shaped) stood 60" tall (Above the top of pot) and were just full of flowers. Growth and beauty beyond my expectations. Keep up the great work and fine plant quality!
Note: These were paired with the Pamala Jackson Alpine Clematis's in another purchase.

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