Gardenia is a staple in the Southern garden. Intensely fragrant white blossoms contrast beautifully with shiny, leathery dark green leaves. They come in both single and double forms. Gardenias do well in large pots on decks and patios; gardeners in cold-winter areas can grow them in cool greenhouses.

Frost Proof | August Beauty | Other Gardenias

Frost Proof Gardenia

Fragrant flowering evergreen hedge or foundation plant with lustrous, dark green foliage and large, fragrant, white flowersin late spring and summer. Frost Proof has an upright habit and is tolerant of direct sun exposure that other gardenias. Frost proof flower buds can resist late spring frosts without damage.

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August Beauty Gardenia

August Beauty Gardenia is prolific bloomer with large, double, sweetly fragrant, velvety white flowers. A superb evergreen accent, low hedge or container plant.

Other Gardenias

These varieties also offer beautiful fragrance but with a little something extra you won’t find in typical gardenias. radicans is low-growing and Mystery is variegated!

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Planting Tips

  • First, always make sure to pick a planting area that is best for the plants growth needs. (ie. soil conditions, drainage, sun exposure and moisture requirements
  • Because roots need room to grow, make sure to always dig a hole the same size deep as the plants root ball and twice as wide
  • Also make sure the plants root ball is even or just above the areas ground level because you don't want to plant too deeply
  • Backfill with the remaining soil and any added mixture like compost, black cow or even regular potting soil
  • Water in the plant well because this will help remove any air pockets that may remain after back-filling.
  • In addition, watering will depend on the type of plant that you planted.
  • Most, but not all, will need a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. if you like in an area with high rainfall, do not over water.
  • Finally, mulching is recommended to deter weeds and keep the moisture content high, also to keep temperatures low.