First Love® Gardenia
Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||gar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring through Early Summer|
|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 Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Topiary, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Showy, Fragrant Flowers|
Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Handle with care when transplanting; gardenia roots are best undisturbed. Water deeply and regularly during the 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11