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Yellow Jessamine, Carolina Jessamine, Everlasting Trumpetflower, Yellow Jessamine
Full to part sun; medium to moderately dry moisture level; prefers humus-rich soil but is quite adaptable to sandy, sandy loam, medium loam, clay loam and clay soils; pH adaptable
3-20 feet height depending on support; blooms in April; bright yellow, tubular, fragrant flowers; fruit capsules contain winged seeds.
Growth Rate: Medium to fast
Maintenance: Tough and adaptable. No serious disease or insect problems. Prune in early spring to maintain shape. Fertilize 2-3 times during the growing season with rose food.
Propagation: Seed germination code ?. Easy from cuttings or seed.
Native Region: Only in 4 counties – Hamilton, Marion, Bledsoe and Rhea
Designated a “Special Concern” species in Tennessee. Twining, semi-evergreen, showy vine with thin, wiry stems. Lustrous dark green foliage that develops a slight yellow or purple cast in winter. Will climb trees, scramble over fences or structures, or can use as a groundcover by just letting the vine trail over the ground or a wall. Best flowering occurs in full sun but will grow and flower in shade. Leaves, flowers and roots are poisonous. Cultivars available. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.