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Gelsemium sempervirens 'Pride of Augusta'

Family: Gelsemiaceae
Genus: Gelsemium (jel-SEM-ee-um) (Info)
Species: sempervirens (sem-per-VY-renz) (Info)
Cultivar: Pride of Augusta
Additional cultivar information: (aka Plena)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

Vines and Climbers

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Emma75 On Oct 4, 2011, Emma75 from DeLand, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

In reply to the very old post above (for those who are still in search of this plant), I purchased mine from Brushwood Nursery ( I did have to put an Availability Notification request in, and then purchased the day I got the email :) Well worth the wait! Was a little slow to start for me, but this could very well have been due to the sandy FL soil I planted it in since I've always received beautiful specimens from Brushwood.

Neutral MotherNature4 On Nov 18, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have no personal experience with this double flowered beauty because I have not been able to find this variety, 'Pride of Augusta.' Anyone know of a source?


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Las Vegas, Nevada
Durham, North Carolina
Conway, South Carolina

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