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Cultural Details for Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'

Common Name:
Carolina Yellow Jessamine

Growth Rate:
Medium to Fast

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Perfect, yellow, fragrant, solitary or in cymes, flowers February-April

Fruit Details:
Compressed, 1.5" long, short-beaked capsule

Fall Color:
Yellow-green to a purple-green

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None Serious

Native Habitat:
Virginia to Florida westward to Texas and Arkansas, and down into Central America

Other Features:
All parts of the plant are poisonous, and this cultivar's flowers are slightly larger than normal

Culture and Care:
Prefers moist, well drained, organic matter laden, slightly alkaline soil but is very adaptable

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 184

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.