First Love® Gardenia
Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Your plant(s) will ship to the garden center you choose as soon as they meet our quality standards and the garden center schedules a shipment. This can be as little as 21 days, but may take longer depending on the plant growth and your garden center's scheduled shipments.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- Wegman's Nursery
492 Woodside Road Redwood City CA 94061
- Golden Nursery
1122 Second Ave. San Mateo CA 94401
32040 Union Landing Blvd. Union City CA 94587
- Summerwinds Nursery
725 San Antonio Road Palo Alto CA 94303
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron(; Daphne (Daphne); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Camellia (Camellia); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
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