Hello Lovers of All Things Fragrant!

In this installment we bring you hardy gardenia. These amazing versions of what was once a pot plant for the indoors now comes in a few varieties that are hardy to zone 7 or about minus 17 degrees Celsius! They have all the fragrance you expect from a Gardenia. They also have lush, evergreen foliage that remains shiny and attractive year-round.

Hardy Gardenia should be planted in protected locations in the garden such as near the house, against a wall or a fence, or near other objects, not in the wide open where they might experience more wind and inclement weather. This is for two reasons. 1. It will help their hardiness to be protected from cold winter winds and pelting rain. 2. Features in the garden that absorb warmth during the day and give it off at night help the Gardenia to set more buds in the spring.

You can also improve the overwintering of your Gardenia by collecting fallen leaves in the autumn and packing them around to the trunk of the plant to a height of about six inches and also across the surface of the soil above the root ball.

Hardy Gardenia usually come into a big bloom in late spring or early summer in the garden and then bloom intermittently through the summer into fall. The fragrance is one of the strongest you could ever include in your garden. It is sweet, tropical and intoxicating.

We currently have various sizes in stock of all the cultivars below.

Yours in fragrance,

Gary and the Phoenicians

PS. If you love fragrant white flowers, the hardy 'Owari' satsuma that is pictured at right and that is currently available via pre-order is also amazing.


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Hardy Gardenia!

Gardenia 'Kleim's Hardy' - Hardy Gardenia - Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! This is a HARDY gardenia! The star-like single flowers have an intense and intoxicating fragrance and appear most profusely in early summer and sporadically thereafter. This extremely hardy selection has survived minus 18 degrees Celsius! Prefers full sun to light shade and will bloom best where walls or patios provide extra night time warmth in spring and summer. Plant in a protected location just to be safe. Evergreen.
Gardenia 'Frostproof' - Hardy Gardenia - The rose-like double flowers of Gardenia 'Frostproof' have an intense and intoxicating fragrance and appear most profusely in early summer and sporadically thereafter. Resilient in cool springs or cool spring/summer climates and will still produce copious flowers. Full sun to light shade. Blooms best where walls or patios provide extra night time warmth in spring and summer. Plant in a protected location just to be safe. Evergreen.
Gardenia 'Summer Snow' - Hardy Gardenia - 'Summer Snow' is a hardy hybrid gardenia hand selected after 10 years of development and test studies. ‘Summer Snow’ has beautiful pure white double flowers that are sweetly fragrant. The foliage is evergreen, rich and glossy. Reportedly hardy to zone 6 which would make it the hardiest of the hardy gardenias.

 


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