General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Gardenia
  • Cape Jasmine
  • Gandharaj

Photo Gallery
Location: Victoria, BC
Date: 2018-08-27
Location: Decatur, GA
Date: 2020-05-18
Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy' in bloom, 2020-05-18
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-10
Location: Little Rock Arkansas
Date: 2007-06-07
Very fragrant. This blooms 2 times a year if pruned. White flies
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-04-28
Location: Little Rock Arkansas
Date: 2016-05-23
Kleim's Hardy Gardenia.
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-09

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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paleohunter On May 16, 2021 Bloomed
paleohunter On September 7, 2020 Potted up
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