August Beauty Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty'

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3770
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Prolific, large, sweetly fragrant, velvety white blooms and lustrous evergreen foliage on a rounded shrub that forms a beautiful natural hedge, screen, or container accent. Patio tree forms are especially effective in formal designs. A superb flower for corsages, wedding bouquets, or an elegant centerpiece of petals floating in a bowl of water.
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Botanical Pronunciationgar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez
LoreThe gardenia is a native of China where it has been cultivated for over a thousand years. In the Victorian language of flowers the gardenia came to symbolize secret love. Gardenia plants reached America directly from Asia in 1761. John Ellis cultivated them first at his South Carolina plantation. These would be the progenitor for all gardenias in England. Ellis named the genus for his friend, Dr. Alexander Garden, a physician of Charleston. Its chief propose for early cultivation was for the cut flower industry as a heavy fragrance corsage.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through Fall
Design IdeasPlant this tight, compact Gardenia in enclosed spaces such as entryways or patios where its perfume fragrance can be captured and enjoyed. Consider August Beauty for those transitional areas such as a doorway, gate or the entry to a gazebo or shade structure. With its large, showy flowers, this Gardenia will be visible on moonlit nights when the blooms will practically leap out of the darkness.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureShowy, Fragrant Flowers

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.

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