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.
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.
Top reasons to grow Steady as She Goes™ gardenia:
– Improved heat tolerance.
– Continuous blooming.
– Cold hardiness.
|Dimensions||4 × 3 ft|
Gardenia jasminoides 'Prince Charles' pp#29304
7, 8, 9, 10
Full Sun, Part Shade
Containers, Covering Fences, Specimen
Compact, Deer resistant, Evergreen, Fragrant, Heat tolerant