• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate, spreading grower to 6 to 12 in. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:gar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez RAH-di-kanz
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 9, 12 - 16, 18 - 24
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate, spreading grower to 6 to 12 in. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design IdeasWith its fine texture and traveling habit, this Gardenia is a wonderful scented groundcover. Use it to cover unsightly bare ground in shaded gardens and between larger flowering shrubs and trees. Good on mounds and at home in a naturalized woodland setting.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.