TOXIC NECTAR--Nectar of the Carolina jessamine
flower carries gelsemine, which can poison bees and mammals exposed to substantial doses.
Flowering vines Zones 7-9, 14-17: When many other vines are finished blooming for the year, cheery yellow Carolina jessamine
, lavender Hardenbergia violacea, and fragrant Jasminum polyanthum put on a show in winter and early spring.
Crossvine, Carolina jessamine
, coral honeysuckle, and the native American wisteria are excellent choices for festooning an arbor or naturally clambering up a tree.
Zones 7-9, 14-17: Good choices include fragrant, yellow-flowered Carolina jessamine
(Gelsemium sempervirens); white-flowered evergreen clematis (C.
Smothered with coral honeysuckle and Carolina jessamine
, an arch tops the gates, which beckon with promise of more than an iota of art.
Try azalea, camellia, Carolina jessamine
, daphne, flowering quince, forsythia, hardenbergia, heath, primrose jasmine, or some types of viburnum.
For starters, I might have opted for two beauties that are flowering now: Hardenbergia violacea, the purple-blooming Australian pea or Gelsemium sempervirens, the yellow-trumpeted Carolina jessamine
In hot inland areas, give Carolina jessamine
and star jasmine afternoon shade.