Gardenia jasminoides, Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen -
 

Gardenia jasminoides, Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Gardenia jasminoides
Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
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Bill Marken added this to California Gardener's July Checklist
Meet the gardenia challenge. If you get one pristine white, lusciously fragrant bloom, all the travails of growing a gardenia will seem worthwhile. Keep in mind a few things from the start. Choose a robust nursery plant, with bushy growth and deep green leaves — a few buds or flowers are a bonus. Gardenias come from warm, humid Southeast Asia; they perform better in the southern states but do fine in California if you compensate for our drier air and more alkaline soils. They need a spot that is sheltered from the hottest sun but is also plenty warm. Try a single plant near a partly shaded entry, where you can smell the perfume. Growing one in a container will give you a chance to try various locations.Botanical name: Gardenia jasminoides. Popular varieties include 'August Beauty' and 'Mystery'.USDA zones: 8 to 11 Water requirement: Moderate or more, as long as the soil drainage is perfectLight requirement: Full sun in cooler climates; partial sun in hot climates Mature size: 3 to 6 feet tall and 3- to 4 feet wide; compact varieties are smaller Growing tips: The soil must be just right: fast draining but with enough organic matter to hold plenty of moisture — mix equal portions of ground bark or peat moss with native soil at planting time. Or plant in a container with a commercial soil mix. Never let the soil dry out, but don't overwater! Feed monthly during growing season with acid fertilizer. Watch for aphids and scale insects. Those are the main cautions, but there are others.

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tradewindsinsails added this to Tropical Garden
April 24, 2014
Gardenia
shaunaleee added this to shaunaleee's garden ideas
July 3, 2013
Meet the gardenia challenge. If you get one pristine white, lusciously fragrant bloom, all the travails of growing a gardenia will seem worthwhile. Keep in mind a few things from the start. Choose a robust nursery plant, with bushy growth and deep green leaves — a few buds or flowers are a bonus. Gardenias come from warm, humid Southeast Asia; they perform better in the southern states but do fine in California if you compensate for our drier air and more alkaline soils. They need a spot that is sheltered from the hottest sun but is also plenty warm. Try a single plant near a partly shaded entry, where you can smell the perfume. Growing one in a container will give you a chance to try various locations. Botanical name: Gardenia jasminoides. Popular varieties include 'August Beauty' and 'Mystery'. USDA zones: 8 to 11 Water requirement: Moderate or more, as long as the soil drainage is perfect Light requirement: Full sun in cooler climates; partial sun in hot climates Mature size: 3 to 6 feet tall and 3- to 4 feet wide; compact varieties are smaller Growing tips: The soil must be just right: fast draining but with enough organic matter to hold plenty of moisture — mix equal portions of ground bark or peat moss with native soil at planting time. Or plant in a container with a commercial soil mix. Never let the soil dry out, but don't overwater! Feed monthly during growing season with acid fertilizer. Watch for aphids and scale insects. Those are the main cautions, but there are others.
kouimet1 added this to kouimet1's Ideas
July 1, 2013
gardenia
yellowfinch030 added this to yellowfinch030's ideas
July 1, 2013
Everything. Superb picture, see all detail of this large beauty. Excellent.
Melissa Rodriguez added this to Exterior Ideas
June 29, 2013
gorgeous flower
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