Prolific bloomer with large, sweetly fragrant, velvety white flowers. Lustrous foliage on a rounded evergreen shrub, useful as a low hedge, screen or accent for entryways. Wonderful in cut flower arrangements.
Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Topiary, Woodland Garden. Plant this tight, compact Gardenia in enclosed spaces such as entryways or patios where its perfume fragrance can be captured and enjoyed. Consider August Beauty for those transitional areas such as a doorway, gate or the entry to a gazebo or shade structure. With its large, showy flowers, this Gardenia will be visible on moonlit nights when the blooms will practically leap out of the darkness.
Pair with other acid loving plants like Camellia, Iris and Japanese Maple in an Asian woodland setting. Wonderful in a container with other fragrant bloomers like Phlox, Lavender and Jasmine. Place on a covered patio or deck to enjoy the frangrance all summer long.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
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