The scented false jasmine will thrive in potting compost. Choose a large planter with suitable holes in the base. Cover the base with potsherds or a layer of hydro-pellets. Add some potting compost and plant the Gelsemium sempervirens root ball at the right depth. Fill the pot with more of the same potting compost and press it all down. Water generously, immediately. Stand the planter with your false jasmine in a sunny, sheltered spot on the patio or decking.
This plant loves a fertile, moisture retaining soil.
False Jasmine - Climbing plantsGelsemium sempervirens
Add a touch of the tropics to your patio!
This deliciously scented false jamine will flower profusely right through the summer. It likes a sheltered, sunny spot on a patio with some sort of climbing frame. False jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) conjures up a warm and sunny atmosphere, the plant is originally from the south eastern states of the US! False jasmine flowers right into the autumn with cheerful and deliciously scented yellow trumpet flowers. As the leaves are a dark green they contrast wonderfully with the blooms. Do store the false jasmine frost-free in the winter. The false jasmine is so called because it resembles the delicate jasmine plant. Also known as the evening trumpet flower.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Planting false jasmine in the gardenThis scented false jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) combines wonderfully with other climbers. Try planting it together with a common jasmine (Jasminum officinale) this has white flowers - if you like things scented, add some other scented flowers like lemon scented geranium and cascading mini-roses. How about Clematis tibntana ssp. tangutica for a gorgeous mix of yellow flowers too.
You can even plant your false jasmine out for the duration of summer (pot and all). Just don't forget to lift it and store frost-free before things get too cold.
Show moreGelsemium sempervirens is a climber for the patio, with pliable stems just begging to be trained up a climbing frame. It will always require some sort of support in its pot. A light pruning after flowering is recommended. We recommend giving your false jasmine a regular feed too for rich flowering.
Keeping false jasmine over the winterAlthough false jasmine can withstand some cold it is only fairly hardy - up to minus 10˚C in garden soil. It will only survive the winter in a really very sheltered position, and if the soil drains well. False jasmine is evergreen but will lose leaf in severe winters. This will grow back in the spring. Keeping it outdoors though is not really recommended.
We recommend that you bring your Gelsemium sempervirens indoors to a cool and light (4-12˚C) position before the first frosts. Water sparingly. Stand it somewhere warmer from April then around mid-May, your scented false jasmine can adorn your patio once more. If the winter is mild, bringing the potted plant indoors during the worst frosts should suffice.
Show moreThe cheerful yellow flowers of scented false jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) smell delicious and will perfume your whole patio. The flowers will appear from June through into the autumn. The pointed, leathery leaf will stay on the plant all year round. The twigs will entwine themselves up supports. Try some strong wire, bamboo cane or a climbing frame.Sempervirens literally means ever living, so this plant is principally speaking green right through the winter. It is however not really hardy although it can withstand a few degrees of frost. It's best to bring it in to a cool, light spot for the winter.
The false jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is classified in its own family Gelsemium family (Gelsemiaceae).
- Extra information
Latin name Gelsemium sempervirens Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Yellow Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period May - September Growing height 150 - 200 cm Planting distance 70 - 80 cm