Finally! A flowering Gardenia without the constant maintenance!
Typically, Gardenias are very fickle, picky plants that can only grow in just the right conditions. But your new Frost Proof Gardenia is very easy to grow… just plant and add water.
The scent of the Gardenia bloom is intoxicating and the Frost Proof Gardenia not only retains that quality, but also showers you with an abundance of those heavenly fragrant white blooms.
Reported to even be hardy in the Midwest, Frost Proof Gardenia allows more homeowners to enjoy that sweet summery smell over a much wider part of the country than ever before.
Frost Proof Gardenia is a densely leaved shrub with a beautiful symmetrical shape.
Deer resistant is another one of the great attributes it has to offer.
Cold spells don’t seem to bother the Frost Proof; the flower buds hang on and burst open to reveal snowy white petals packed with perfume.
We are excited to offer you our newest introduction, the Frost Proof Gardenia.
Since these are a hot seller, we might not be able to guarantee that they’ll be around much longer. Order yours now before we sell out.
Plant your Frost Proof Gardenias in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Frost Proof Gardenias are shade tolerant and prefer afternoon shade to morning shade. Although Frost Proof Gardenias prefer acidic soil, they will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay. For the best results make sure that the pH balance of your soil is between 5.5 to 6.5. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy or over saturated. Frost Proof Gardenias need about an inch of water a week. Don't let the soil dry out completely between waterings. Make sure that your soil is well draining, and that your Gardenia's never sit in standing water. To help keep the moisture in apple a layer of mulch around the base of your Frost Proof Gardenia. Fragrant blooms will emerge on your Frost Proof Gardenias early every Spring and may last until the fall, while the green leaves will last all year. Apply an acidic fertilizer every Spring to your Frost Proof Gardenia. If the leaves turn yellow your soil may be too alkaline. Add sulfur to your soil to lower the pH balance, and add lime to increase the pH balance.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Frost Proof Gardenia.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Frost Proof Gardenia gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Frost Proof Gardenia again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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