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Gardenia jasminoides Grif's Select

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$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: GAGS

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The heavenly fragrance of Gardenia blossoms that has graced southern gardens can now be grown in zone 6 (with some protection) due to its enhanced winter hardiness. The creamy white six-petaled single blossoms with tawny starfish-like centers are showcased against the glossy green foliage of this compact shrub.

Showy seed capsules (hips) in fall add to its appeal. Plant near an entrance or patio to enjoy the memorable aroma of Grif’s Select.

Details

Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 3-4'
Spacing: Plant 3-4' apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 6-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: White
Accent: White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant

Gardenia General Information

Gardenia are evergreen shrubs with thick, glossy dark green leaves. Best known for their extremely fragrant white flowers. Gardenia jasminoides is synonymous with G. augusta and G. grandiflora.

Gardenia Plant Care

Gardenia do best in a well-drained, humus-rich, acidic soil with partial shade. Prune after flowering to maintain shape. Feed with fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants in mid-March and again in Late June. Do not fertilize in the fall. Prune after flowering has ceased to remove any straggly branches and faded flowers.