Gelsemium sempervirens ‘Margarita’

Margarita Carolina Jessamine

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

‘Margarita’, selected by Don Jacobs of Eco Gardens in Georgia, is larger flowering and more cold hardy than its parent species. It has masses of 2-3” clusters of golden yellow, very fragrant flowers in spring, and the Carolina Jessamine stand out beautifully against the glossy evergreen foliage. All Margarita Carolina Jessamines blooms very heavily starting in early spring in the south, (late spring in the north), for a good 6 weeks. Otherwise it is like its parent, a well behaved, twining vine for sun or part shade and average soil. Let this vine dress up a split rail fence, or a trellis, use it as a ground cover, or let it drape over a wall. Invigorate it by cutting it back to half its height or length right after flowering every 3 or 4 years. This one's a keeper.



Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow



Plant Type


Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist


full quart


36 or taller


Flower Color


Bloom Time

Early spring, Mid spring,

Late spring



Hardiness Zones

6, 7, 8, 9