Answer: Jo Anne,
I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!
I have never seen anyone try to get seeds from gardenias and even if the modern varieties are setting seed (which I kinda doubt) this would be a very slow process to get a seeding growing for years to reach flowering age. It would also mean the seedling was not a copy of the desirable variety from which it came. I would suggest instead you try rooting cuttings which is how commercial growers produce gardenias. The following web site provides info on how to root cuttings:
Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!
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