Gelsemium rankinii

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Odorless Jessamine


Plant Specifics

Size:To 20 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Bogs, acidic swamps, wet river swamps.


Recommended Uses:Grow on support or up a tree in moist areas. Can make a good screen on a fence.
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand



Possibly used by hummingbirds, but toxins in the nectar may make it a last resort.

Attracts bees.