Schedule Change

On Friday, September 19, the U.S. Botanic Garden's outdoor National Garden will close early at 5 p.m. It will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

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!