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Jasmine question
#95233 March 3rd, 2007 at 08:35 PM
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Hi everyone. I want to plant some Carolina Jasmine. However, I have read that every part of this plant in poisonous. Is this true for all Jasmine? If not, I will select another type that is not poisonous.

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#95234 March 3rd, 2007 at 10:44 PM
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I'm not sure about every type of jasmine because we drink jasmine tea (then again, the leaves are cooked and dried...) I have some carolina jasmine seeds that I am thinking of starting...can't wait for the fragrance! You can plant annuals around the base of the jasmine so kids don't get too close or put a small chicken wire fence around it

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#95235 March 3rd, 2007 at 10:56 PM
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Yes, that is true about the tea huh? I was at the nursery yesterday, and saw my first Carolina Jasmine. I picked it up and smelled the flower. Wonderful! I really want some. The little yellow flower is so pretty. The chicken wire or other plants at the base is a good idea, however,
I was worried about the poisonous natute of the plant because I want to plant it along our fence. We have cattle and horses on the other side of the fence, and I do not want to harm them, but I have also heard that they will not eat anything that is poisonous to them. Do you have any thoughts or knowledge on this subject?

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#95236 March 4th, 2007 at 04:29 AM
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ok, first of all, carolina jessamine isn't jasmine at all. and yes it is poisonous. second, i have loads of it, and the only problem with it is if someone mistakes it for honeysuckle (hard to do if you know that honeysuckle has a fragrance, carolina jessamine doesn't). then, if they try to drink the nectar, it is poisonous. third, i prefer to let mine grow up into my trees so it is out of reach, but i can still enjoy it.

as for planting it on a fence, i see it around horse and cow pastures here all the time, in pine trees and i've never seen a horse, cow, or goat nibble it.

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#95237 March 4th, 2007 at 12:09 PM
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Jiffy nailed it. The other thing I would mention is that true jasmine is a tropical shade loving vine. And comes in three varietieswhich are:

Grand Duke of Tuscany: Slow growing but with the largest flowers. 2" flowers look like miniature roses. In most cases, the flowers generally dry out on the plant.
Belle of India: 1" double flowers.
Maid of Orleans: single 5 petal flowers.

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#95238 March 10th, 2007 at 06:02 PM
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Jasminum polyanthem does well in full sun and smells incredible from February to April.

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#95239 March 14th, 2007 at 02:52 PM
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Gelsemium sempervirens Is what I grow it is fragrant It blooms heavily from Feb- April for me,but starts in dec...just a few flowers here and there.The smell is awesome!

The non fragrant one is Gelsemuim rankinnii I've grown it before too.

The non fragrant is LESS poisonous,but still is posionous.I just love the smell.its one of my favorite vines...plus its evergreen


Here is a yellow vine(also comes in reddish orange& orange)
http://michiganbulb.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_30097_A_Trumpet+Vine,+Yellow_E_

Canary bird vine

http://www.swallowtailgardenseeds.com/vines/canary_bird.html

http://www.rainyside.com/features/plant_gallery/vines/Tropaeolum_peregrinum.html

Clemtris

http://www.rainyside.com/features/plant_gallery/vines/ClematisHelios.html
Even I want that one now........

Here's more info...cause it piked my intrest........

http://www.ukclematis.co.uk/orientang.html

coconut scent sounds good.I only have Nelly Mosser.nice large flowers


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