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Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'
Common Name: Carolina Jessamine Family: Loganiaceae (The Logania Family)

Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'
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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.


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

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeVine  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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