Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) in the Gardenias Database

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

Botanical names:
Gardenia jasminoides Accepted
Gardenia augusta Synonym

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:4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8m)
Plant Spread:4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8m)
Flower Color:White
Flower Size:2"-3"
Flower Time:Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Inflorescence Type:Single
Underground structures:Taproot
Suitable Locations:Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses:Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Resistances:Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

My favorite fragrant blooming plant! I actually have mine growing

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Posted by plantladylin ( Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 29, 2011 3:04 PM

Gardenia jasminoides is a common and popular shrub here in the south, and the fragrant blooms are a favorite of many. I have two Gardenia shrubs in my yard that I planted 30+ years ago. They've been pretty much neglected when it comes to fertilization and pruning as I rarely do either and they are both about 6 feet high and wide. I've read that Gardenia requires a location of mostly shade with dappled sunlight, yet one of mine grows in full sun, the other in full shade, and they both thrive, blooming during May and June each year.

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