Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 1-2 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-4 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'
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Dwarf Size Brings Gardenia Smell to any Landscape
-Same fabulous gardenia fragrance
-Works as a low border or container plant
-Adaptable to clay, sand, and loamy soils
Dwarf Radicans Gardenia is a miniature version of a gardenia with all its fragrance and loveliness.
Use it as a ground cover, container plant, or in a low border.
Let the fragrance from its blooms fill your garden area.
You'll have plenty of extra flowers to bring indoors.
Once established, this hardy variety becomes easy to maintain and is even drought-tolerant.
Gardenia radicans thrive in full sun to partial shade and adapt to almost any soil.
Plant several for a fragrance that will greet your visitors or enhance your patio.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
It arrived with lots of yellow leaves and with signs of bug attacks. Leaves half eaten and with holes. However after replanting watering fertilizer and amorning sun spot it revovered quickly and is mow green with new leaves sprouting. Expect flowers late spring.
Plant arrived well packed. Took to the soil quickly and is already showing growth. Only a month later!
Fragrant and beautiful
While this plant came in with a lot of leaves and bulbs that eventually fell off (not sure why other than I was told it is expected it adapted well and is already flowering with very fragrant blooms. Great plant!
So far so good
So far they have been pretty slow to move but they're finally coming around. I hope they do well.
Planting & Care
The Dwarf Radican Gardenia (gardenia jasminoides radicans) is a miniature gardenia that grows 1-2 feet tall and 3-4 wide. It’s a slow to moderate grower but packs a powerhouse punch of glossy green leaves and double white flowers with the intense fragrance of the full size gardenia. Planted in full sun to partial shade, this plant is hardy down to 10 degrees once established and is best suited for USDA growing zones 7-10. They’re ideal for walkways, edging, or even as a ground cover and great for cut flower arrangements so you can enjoy the fragrance inside your home as well.
Choose a location: These plants can handle full sun all the way down to partial shade depending on your location. We recommend for Northern States to plant in full to partial sunlight. Southern states, can place these in areas with partial sunlight to partial shade. The ideal planting times for gardenias is typically spring and fall. Dwarf Radican gardenias bloom in late spring and early summer, and provide up to 3 months of blooms for you.
The planting location should ideally have well drained, acidic soil. You can test the pH of your soil and if necessary amend the soil with compost or an organic planting mix to help make it more acidic. The ideal acidity range should be between a 5.0 to 6.0 pH.
*In warm weather areas, gardenias will do best if given morning sun exposure and afternoon shade.
Planting directions (in ground): Gardenias can be spaced anywhere from 2-6 feet apart. If you’re creating a hedge, you may want to space the plants 2-3 feet apart to create a more dense hedge. Be sure that the location has good drainage.
1) When planting these beautiful plants, select your ideal space and dig a hole as deep as the root ball and twice the width. Loosen the soil removed from the hole so it can be used to plant the Gardenia.
2) Place the plant in the hole and place the ground soil and planting mix around the root ball. Firmly pack the soil around the plant to help remove any air pockets.
3) Once you are finished deeply water your plant and mulch around it. Avoid letting the mulch touch the plant.
Planting directions (potted): Gardenias do well in the ground but can also be successfully grown in containers. You can keep them as patio plants and then move them indoors during the colder months to be grown as houseplants.
1) Place them in a well draining container at least 1-2 sizes larger than the original container the plant came in.
2) Fill in the pot space around the gardenia using an organic potting medium.
3) Place it in a location with bright sun and ample humidity. A south facing window in your home should provide ample sun exposure.
4) You can keep the humidity up around the plant by misting it daily or placing it on a tray with pebbles and water. As the water evaporates it will feed humidity to the atmosphere around the gardenia.
Watering: Water plants placed in the ground with one inch of water weekly unless you have rainfall. The soil should never be allowed to be soggy. You may need to increase the amount of water provided during the hotter seasons especially with temperatures of 80 degrees or hotter.
For potted plants you can water thoroughly but make sure that the soil is not too saturated. You can test to see if the plant needs more water by sticking your index finger into the soil down to a depth of about 2 inches. If the soil is still damp at the depth, leave the gardenia alone. If it feels like it has become dry and sandy-like, go ahead and water until you see it coming from the drainage holes and stop.
Fertilizing: Your Dwarf Radican Gardenias can be fertilized once every 3-4 weeks from April through November. You can use a formula like 30-10-10 or a fertilizer high in nitrogen. If you notice the leaves on your plant starting to yellow, you can mix in a tablespoon of Epsom Salt with a gallon of water and apply this around your plant.
Pruning: Gardenias are best pruned in the summer after the plant has bloomed. Thinning out the plant helps improve the air circulation around your gardenia. You can remove any dead, dying, broken or diseased branches from the tree. Be sure to also prune back any branches with spent flowers.
Pest and Disease: Dwarf Radican Gardenias can have pest issues from time to time. The most common ones are aphids, white flies and scale. These are easily treated by either washing the insects off the plant or applying Neem Oil. You can apply the product as needed according to the instructions until the plant is rid of the insects.
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