Gardenia jasminoides 'Mystery'
|Description||Sweetly fragrant, large pure white flowers against contrasting glossy green foliage make this compact shrub a standout in any landscape. Plant near entryways to enjoy its wonderful scent. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but never soggy.|
|Blooms||Late spring into summer|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||This most popular, upright Gardenia is an excellent single specimen capable of scenting an entire entry court. But don't be afraid to use it in greater quantity as foundation planting or even in hedges left to their natural shape. Has an open character and large size that allows it to be paired with larger flowering shrubs for a huge show of color and fragrance.|
|Companion Plants||Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Azalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); 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.