Carolina Jessamine

gardenscents(8)November 27, 2009

I started a Carolina Fence garden last spring and planted 4 good size Carolina Jessamine plants to grow over the fence. They bloomed in the spring (I bought them in bloom) and then all 4 bloomed again in the fall (early October) and they are still blooming! Covered with yellow flowers and no sign of stopping (still buds on the plants). I'm assuming with a freeze they'll stop blooming, but I thought they only bloomed in spring....does this mean they won't bloom in the spring?

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trianglejohn

I've seen them bloom anytime the temps were above freezing. They should still do a big bloom in the spring.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 2:28PM
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kal2769(Zone 8)

I know this is a late reply, but I also know many more people peruse the posts than their original authors, and all information is relevant to someone at sometime. =)
That being the case, I have seen the repeat blooming variety of Carolina jessamine, called 'Jasmine Duet' and/or 'Bloomin' Agin' at the local big box stores. Perhaps you bought one of those and forgot? I know the natives are capable, but for all to be 'covered' in blooms this late in the season suggests to me that they are the cross of swamp and Carolina jessamines named above. Check it out.
---Keith

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 9:45PM
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ncdirtdigger(7b)

It sounds like you have swamp jessamine (Gelsemium rankinii) which will bloom in both spring and fall.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2009 at 8:09PM
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gardenscents(8)

And guess what! Still blooming (3 of them with loads of buds) and it's December 16! But then I also have a clematis blooming, though we've had lows of 27 a few nights. I'll just enjoy them....

    Bookmark   December 16, 2009 at 9:11PM
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lenahall(7b)

i know this is an old post, but i just wanted to share :) my jess bloomed ALL YEAR this year! i know we had a moderate winter and all, but i was amazed! (zone 7b) mine usually blooms in spring, then again in fall. for christmas this year i made wreathes out of the vines (w/ the gorgeous flowers). it is covered in blooms now.... as well as has reached the window of the 2nd story window.... time to prune, which i've been putting off for years b/c it is just so pretty!
i took some cuttings yesterday and am attempting to root them to have grow over our pergola.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 10:46PM
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