Kleim's Hardy Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'

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03756
This hardiest of gardenias has a versatile, dwarf habit that works great in containers, raised beds and in the foreground of borders. The showy, white, star-like, five-petal flowers have a lovely fragrance that can be best enjoyed when planted near entryways and patios. Evergreen.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationgar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez
LoreIntense fragrance has kept gardenia in the perfume trade and it is still among the most popular flowers for corsages. It's an old practice to cut gardenia flowers without stem and float them on water in shallow ceramic bowls set on the coffee table to release their fragrance.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing, low mounded form reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring into Summer
Design IdeasOne of the few Gardenia that takes full sun, but best to plant with a little protection from reflected heat of hardscape. Use as foundation planting or an accent shrub and place it close to outdoor living spaces to appreciate its heavenly fragrance. Ideal for sunny courtyards and townhouse gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Azalea (Azalea); 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: 7-11

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