Gardenia: Aimee Latin Name: Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee'
The Basics Wonderfully fragrant, double white 4 to 5 inch blooms are larger than any other variety! A superb evergreen accent shrub or container specimen, this selection is the first gardenia to bloom in spring, and it continues to flower well into the growing season. Perfect for entryway plantings or in patio tubs, where the fragrance can be enjoyed. The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Partial to full sun Amount of Water: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Soil Conditions: Prefers moist, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
The Care 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.Pruning time: summer after flowering.