Gardenias are known as the 'Queens of Fragrant Flowers' with heavily scented, white rose-shaped blooms. The glossy, leathery green foliage is attractive, even when the plant is not blooming. It prefers bright indirect light. Keep the soil moist, but never soggy. It likes heavy feeding with an acid fertilizer. Gardenias benefit from a daily misting. This plant can be moderately toxic to pets.
Common Name: Gardenia
Botanical Name: Rubiaceae
Light Requirements: Bright Indirect Light
Mature Height: 2-5'
Mature Width: 2-5'
Bloom Time: Summer and Fall
Watering: Soil Should Always be Moist, But not Soggy. Mist Daily
Soil Preference: Espoma Organic Potting Mix, Acidic Fertilizer
Attributes: Heavily Scented, white Rose-shaped Blooms