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Gelsemium sempervirens ‘Margarita’


Gelsemium 'Margarita' is a hardy Carolina jessamine with masses of large, bright yellow flowers on a semi-evergreen vine.

This is a reliably hardy selection of a not so hardy species from the subtropical US southeast. This vine offers a profuse display of clear yellow trumpet flowers in early summer with semi-evergreen foliage. 'Margarita' is a superior seedling with much larger, more prominent flowers than the species and has won a Gold Medal Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Also popular with butterflies and hummingbirds.

Common Name: Carolina Jessamine

Family: Loganiaceae (The Logania Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Along sea coasts[166] in dry to wet woods, thickets and sands.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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