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Pinwheel® Gardenia

Gardenia augusta 'PIIGA-I' PP #22,510

Pronunciation: gar-DEEN-ee-uh aw-GUS-tuh
SKU #09791
6-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Wonderfully fragrant, pinwheel-shaped flowers against contrasting glossy green foliage. Blooms prolifically late spring through early summer, then sporadically until early fall. A superb evergreen accent shrub or container specimen. Perfect for entryway plantings or in patio tubs, where the fragrance can be enjoyed. Wonderful cut flowers.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but never soggy.
Blooms Late Spring to Early Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing, compact shrub; reaches 4 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Espalier
Design Ideas Plant this compact, early blooming Gardenia in sunny protected spaces, such as entryways or enclosed patios, where its fragrance can be captured and enjoyed. Consider this one for transitional areas such as a doorway, at a gate or the entry to a gazebo or shade structure. With its big showy flowers, this Gardenia will be visible on moonlit nights when the blooms will practically leap out of the darkness.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Passion Vine (Passiflora); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
CARE
Care Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Handle with care when transplanting; gardenia roots are best undisturbed. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
HISTORY
Lore Gardenia is a native of China where it has been cultivated for over a thousand years. Plants reached America directly from Asia in 1761. John Ellis cultivated them first at his South Carolina plantation. These would be the progenitor for all gardenias in England. Ellis named the genus for his friend, Dr. Alexander Garden, a physician of Charleston. Its chief propose for early cultivation was for the cut flower industry as a heavy fragrance corsage.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.