Gardenia (August Beauty)

Gardenia jasminoides ‘August Beauty’

• Fragrant, pure white flowers 3 inches wide.
• Easy to care for… thrives in variety of soils.
• Blooms non-stop for up to 3 months.
• Great when planted in a row as a fragrant hedge.

Gardenias perform best in a fertile, well-drained, humus rich, acidic soil with average moisture. They seem to do best in hot southern regions where they get some midday or afternoon shade but need good light for the best flower production. Provide your Gardenias with good air circulation to minimize pest infestations. In the northern most reaches of their range they will benefit from protection from cold winter winds. Gardenias make good container plants and can be enjoyed indoors. Prune after flowering.

Common Names:  Gardenia, Cape Jasmine, Cape Jessamine, Gandharaj ‘August Beauty’