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
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
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Espalier
Topiary
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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Gardenia
  • Cape Jasmine
  • Gandharaj

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Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2017-09-17
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-05-10
First bloom unfolding
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2013-04-28
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2017-07-23
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-06-02
August Beauty Gardenia 001
Location: Lowndesboro AL
Date: 2007-05-26
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-07-31
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-08-10
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-09-01
Gardenia jasminoides - August Beauty 016
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-06-02
August Beauty Gardenia 003
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2017-06-11
Location: home
Date: 2015-10-27
A very pretty, glossy green shrub with fragrant blooms from late
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-02
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-06-02
August Beauty Gardenia 002
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Date: September 2011
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Date: September 2011
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-07-30
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2017-06-11
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2017-06-11
Location: Edinburg, Texas | June, 2023
Date: 2023-06-10
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-04-29
Leaves and bud
Comments:
  • Posted by stetchworth (Ocean Springs, MS - Zone 8b) on Sep 29, 2011 7:40 PM concerning plant:
    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.
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(?)
SuperHappyCamper On December 1, 2021 Obtained plant
Purchased from Lowe's
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