Top Questions About Carolina Jessamine Plants

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Questions About Carolina Jessamine Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 17, 2012

Q. Evergreen Is Standard Margarita

Is a standard margarita evergreen a perennial?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 18, 2012
Certified Expert
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I think your spelling may be off a bit. A margarita is a pizza or a cocktail. A marguerite daisy is a tender perennial. There are, however, some plant varieites with the name Margarita, such as the Yew Margarita (an evergreen shrub), the kumquat Fortunella margarita (small shrub/fruit tree), and a variety of Carolina Jasmine known as Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita' (a perennial vine).

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Asked by
bucks1987 on
July 21, 2015

Q. Duet Jessamine

Very healthy looking Duet Jessamine with plenty of growth is not producing any flowers. Planted in spring. Has tripled in size with lots of very green vines and leaves but no sign of any flowers.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 22, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

This could be a to much Nitrogen in the soil and a lack of Phosphorous.
You can fertilize with Bone Meal to correct this and encourage flowering.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 6, 2015

Q. carolina jessamine

I have searched but cannot find an answer. I read that carolina jessamine is a fast growing vine that you have to cut back a lot. I bought mine very early spring and it grew fast at first, but since June it seems to be at a stand still. We have had drought but I water plenty. Some of the leaves are a little yellow, but besides that it looks very healthy. It is in full sun and it’s very hot here in Louisiana. I just don’t know why it isn’t growing anymore. Thank you.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 7, 2015
Certified Expert
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Most rapidly growing plants need a year or two to really get established (i.e. they are growing their roots). Once they are established, they grow rapidly. Consider this year its settling in year and next year you should see the kind of growth you are looking for. For more info on its care, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/carolina-jessamine/growing-carolina-jessamine.htm

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Asked by
Moklassy674 on
March 26, 2017

Q. Carolina jasmine

Planted Carolina jasmine last spring, and our pergola was covered with the vines. Over the winter it died except for a few leaves at the base. Should the plant be dug up and replaced, or will it return?

Answered by
Alisma on
March 27, 2017
Certified Expert
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Depending on how cold it got during the winter, the plant may still grow back-either the roots or part of the stem are likely still alive. The best thing to do is wait until late spring or summer to see if it starts growing back. If not, you can replace it.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/carolina-jessamine/growing-carolina-jessamine.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 5, 2018

Q. Carolina Jessamine

2 years old, about eight feet of growth, recently all the leaves have died but some of the vines seem to still be green. What can be done to save.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 5, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

It is difficult to say what has effected your vine. Check soil moisture levels.
Inspect the leaves for any signs of pests.

Did your weather play a part? Drops in temperatures or extreme heat?

Review the care information in the articles below. This may help you pinpoint a cause to your vines condition.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/gelsemiumsemper.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/carolina-jessamine/growing-carolina-jessamine.htm

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Asked by
fgillette on
March 28, 2018

Q. How big does the root ball get with a carolina jessamine?

Looking to plant Carolina Jessamine in a container to climb my pergola. How big of a container do I need i.e. how big does the plant root ball get????
Fred

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 31, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

This can do just fine in an 8 or 10 gallon container for several years. With some root pruning every 2 or 3 years, it can stay there for quite a while. This article will give you more information about growing these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/carolina-jessamine/growing-carolina-jessamine.htm

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