- Botanical Name:Gelsemium sempervirens ‘Margarita’
- Height:8 – 10 feet
- Spacing:4 – 5 feet.
- Depth:Best used to climb fences, arbors or trellises because it is a twining vine as opposed to a clinging vine.
- Spread:4 – 5 feet
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Blooms:Late Spring
- Flower Form:Funnel-shaped, approximately 1″ long in clusters along the leaf axil.
- Soil Requirements:Well-drained, slightly moist soil that is slightly acidic.
- Growth Rate:Medium
- Pruning:Trim to any desired size. Will take a hard pruning in early spring to control growth. Late winter or early spring.
- Foliage:Opposite, oblong to lanceolate, shiny evergreen leaves.
- Comments:Enjoy a profuse display of birght golden trumpet blooms with a light sweet fragrance in Spring time. This is a vine that exhibits restrained growth so it would be easy to train or trim back for any area that needs a flowing bank of color. Acts semi-evergreen toward the South, more deciduous in the North. Gold Medal Award winner from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Bright, funnel-shaped yellow flowers bloom in clusters in late spring, and may repeat in the fall. Growing 8- to 10-ft. tall, it climbs fences, arbors and trellises. Intoxicatingly sweet fragrance attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Award winner is more cold hardy than other varieties. Full sun to partial shade. Zones 6-9.