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: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: Averages 4 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 4 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
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2011 Louisiana Super Plant

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Common names
  • Gardenia
  • Cape Jasmine
  • Gandharaj

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Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-08-21
Location: King George, VA
Date: 2021-06-19
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-07-30
Location: KALAMA WA
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Date: 2016-06-25
New bloom
Photo by Avedon
Photo by Avedon
Location: KALAMA WA
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Date: 2016-07-04

Date: 2016-07-04
Location: JBsPlants NJ
Date: 2010
G. Jasminoides 'Frostproof'
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Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-08-21

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-06-08
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-08-21
Location: MoonDance Farm- North Carolina
Date: October
41 days after cuttings were taken, now fully rooted
Location: NC
Date: September
Easy to propagate from green tip cuttings; pic shows many to-be r
Comments:
  • Posted by Horseshoe (Efland, NC - Zone 7a) on Sep 16, 2011 7:46 PM concerning plant:
    Frostproof lives up to its name. Handles cold temperatures well, but as with all gardenias, will benefit from being planted in an area sheltered from winter winds. Cold, wet winds tend to desiccate the leaves contributing to "winter burn."

    Great as a specimen plant or for hedges. I highly recommend planting them next to your deck, near your entryways, etc, so you can enjoy the fragrance of the flowers.
  • Posted by JB (Wrightstown, New Jersey - Zone 6b) on Sep 18, 2011 2:39 PM concerning plant:
    Frostproof also makes a wonderful houseplant if you have the space and lighting for it. All my plants are in containers because I move them into the greenhouse when the temperatures begin to fall. The fragrance of this plant is also very nice. It certainly adds to the beauty for those who can keep them in the ground. JB
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Ended up buying and planting in left side yard amongst the trees.
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Planted in center of upper flower bed in front of 'Chuck Hayes'
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