Kleim's Hardy Gardenia
Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||gar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing, low mounded form reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring into Summer|
|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 Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Showy, 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 11