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Kleim's Hardy Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'

Pronunciation: gar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez
SKU #03756
7-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but never soggy.
Blooms Late Spring into Summer
Mature Size Slow growing, low mounded form reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Mounding
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
Design Ideas One 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Azalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore Intense 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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