First Love Gardenia (Grafted)
Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee' (Grafted onto G. thunbergia)
|Description||Wonderfully fragrant, large, white, double blooms are larger than any other gardenia and the first to bloom. A superb evergreen landscape accent or container plant for courtyards or patio. This superior grafted selection thrives due to rootstock that is nematode resistant, tolerates poor soils, and more readily takes up soil nutrients.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but never soggy.|
|Blooms||Late spring through early summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||Here is a Gardenia with huge flowers that are as valuable to the tropical garden as they are to the traditional white moonlight landscape. Plant in sheltered locations as background foliage or up close and upwind as a single specimen to enjoy a long season of fragrance. Also does well in containers on balconies, porches and decks. Very versatile.|
|Companion Plants||Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Azalea (Azalea); Daphne (Daphne); Camellia (Camellia); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
|Care||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
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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.