All Things Gardening forum: Gardenia - slow to bloom

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Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
Apr 10, 2016 2:09 PM CST
I have had a few gardenias in my garden for that have had light green flower buds on them for probably 3 mons now but just don't open and actually flower. Is this normal? Are they just waiting for the right temp/light cycle?
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Jul 14, 2016 6:08 PM CST
Needs only 4 hrs. sun. they do love moisture, mist they everytime you pass them by.
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Jul 20, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Yes, Gardenia buds can be visible for months before they finally open.

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