Steady as She Goes™ Gardenia

There have been a lot of Gardenia introductions, perhaps too many, but none have combined the level of heat tolerance, continuous blooming, and cold hardiness found in this introduction from Phil Dark. An improvement over the hardy ‘Chuck Hayes’, its fully doubled flowers do not abort in the heat of summer, but just keep coming right up until frost. A stellar performer with a well-branched, compact habit and glossy dark evergreen foliage.

Additional information

Dimensions4 × 3 ft
Botanical Name

Gardenia jasminoides 'Prince Charles' pp#29304

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-5'

Width/Spread

4-7'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Moist

Bloom Time

Spring

Uses

Containers, Covering Fences, Specimen

Features

Compact, Deer resistant, Evergreen, Fragrant, Heat tolerant

SKU: 27898 Plant Type:

Pruning is rarely required. Blooms on old wood – prune out dead wood in spring and trim to shape after flowering if required. Prefers moist, acidic, well-drained soil.

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