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GELSEMIUM sempervirens 'Pride of Augusta'

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Bosh Bruening

Family

Loganiaceae

Botanical Name

GELSEMIUM sempervirens 'Pride of Augusta'

Plant Common Name

Carolina Jessamine

General Description

Carolina jessamine is a twining evergreen vine that is native from the southeastern United States to Mexico, and Central America. The cultivar 'Pride of Augusta' blooms in late winter into early spring and again in the fall with double, funnel-shaped, yellow flowers. Its dense twining stems are lined with shiny dark green leaves that may turn yellow to purple in fall.

Carolina jessamine ‘Pride of Augusta’ is a low-maintenance plant and is happiest in full to partial sun and slightly acidic, organic-rich soil that's well drained. It is slightly drought tolerant. This vine can be trained on a wall, trellis or arbor. Carolina jessamine also makes a splendid specimen for large conservatories.

There are potential health concerns regarding this plant. To learn more go to http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/poison/Gelsese.htm

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12'-20' / 3.7m - 6.1m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Fall, Late Fall, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Yellow, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Yellow, Green, Bronze

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Rock Garden / Wall, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No