Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty') in the Gardenias Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Gardenia
Give a thumbs up Cape Jasmine
Give a thumbs up Gandharaj

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Posted by stetchworth (Ocean Springs, MS - Zone 8b) on Sep 29, 2011 7:40 PM

Beautiful double white blooms that smell heavenly. You can smell them long before you get to the plant. It can grow into a fairly large bush.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
MunchkinsMom On April 16, 2011 Transplanted
Deck bed, 1 gallon plant
MunchkinsMom On April 15, 2011 Obtained plant
Date approximate from Lowe's(?)
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
August Beauty Gardenia sun lamp? by spiritdog May 21, 2018 5:01 PM 36
What's Blooming - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Oct 30, 2019 2:18 AM 1,388
Gardenia - Houston - One Flower by iceflow Sep 13, 2017 3:31 PM 1
What's Blooming 2017 - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Jan 1, 2018 8:14 PM 1,563
shrubs that bloom by REEREETAYLOR Apr 3, 2015 8:14 AM 24
Fragrant houseplants? by fiat Mar 11, 2015 1:01 PM 109
What did YOU do outside today? by crittergarden Aug 31, 2019 9:31 AM 7,179
Rose Alternatives by clintbrown Oct 10, 2013 11:09 AM 29
Charle, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel ate the tag of this plant! by JB Jul 19, 2013 11:22 AM 19
Charle, my dog ate the tag off of this plant. by JB Aug 13, 2012 12:49 PM 10

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Gardenias Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Gardenias (Gardenia)

« The Gardenias Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Medusa"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.