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Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'

Cape Jasmine

Hardy Shrub

Enjoy the heavenly fragrance of gardenia flowers in your garden with the first hardy variety. This dwarf evergreen shrub produces exotic looking, single snow white flowers against a backdrop of dark glossy foliage. Gardenia plants are best planted in patio containers or in sheltered borders next to a path or doorway, where its distinctive gardenia perfume can be most appreciated. Height and spread: 90cm (36"). Supplied in a 9cm pot.

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Culinary information: Use these extremely fragrant blooms in jams and preserves or add to cakes for extra flavour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
exotic garden, patio, scented gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Position:
dappled shade
    • 1 gardenia plant in 9cm pot

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2017
    • £11.99
    • 3 gardenia plants in 9cm pots

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2017
    • £19.97
Plant gardenias directly into well drained, rich fertile soil, in a sheltered position in dappled shade. Gardenia plants prefer an acid soil. If you don't have acid soil, simply plant them in patio containers using a mix of ericaceous compost and soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot the plant at its original soil level and firm well into the new container and water well.
Water Gardenia plants regularly throughout the growing season. Where possible, use rainwater as the lime contained in tap water will reduce the acidity in the soil over time. Feed regularly with fertiliser for acid-loving plants. Protect gardenia plants from hard frosts during particularly cold periods. Container-grown Gardenias may be moved to a cool frost-free position for the winter if necessary. Gardenias require little pruning other than lightly trimming the stems to maintain their shape in spring.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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