Gardenia: Kleims Hardy Latin Name: gardenia jasminoides 'kleims hardy'
The Basics This hardy evergreen shrub blooms fragrant, creamy white flowers with rounded petals all summer. Its compacted, glossy-green foliage spreads 4-5 feet(3-4 feet tall). Ideally used as a container plant, a hedge by mass planting, specimen, accent, or screen.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat Soil Conditions: Prefers moist, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-11
The Care This perennial evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Mulching is recommended to detour weeds, keep the moisture content high, and temperatures low. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.