When it comes to the combination of beauty of fragrance, grace, romance and charm, the Gardenia plant is usually at the top of most lists. Frostproof is a good all round choice, especially for mass plantings in cooler climates, with a based recommendation for Zones 7, 8, 9 and 10A, with some sources citing successful plantings in Zones 6 and 11, as it is also quite tolerant of heat and high humidity.
It matures as a mid sized bushy shrub with a self branching, rounded habit, cloaked in narrow pointed, glossy, medium green leaves. Semi-doubled flowers flowers are large at about 3 inches in diameter with a center crown atop a body of five slightly pinwheeled outer petals appear late in the Spring and continue til midsummer.
It is a tough, resilient plant and was an LSU 'Super Plant' designee in 2011. Few other plants provide some much in terms of fragrance and beauty with so little effort.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.
Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Frostproof Gardenia
- Bloom Form: Crowned semi-double
- Mature Size: 3 to 4 feet
- Fragrance: Intense
- Suggested Uses: Hedge, Mixed Beds, Mass Plant, Filler, Accent
- House Plant Adapative: Not recommended
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens tm
- Climate: Temperate
- Color: White
- Special Features: Fragrant, easy to grow, moderately cold tolerant
- Species: Gardenia jasmoides Frostproof
- Sunlight: Indirect Full Spectrum
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
- Watering: Moderate