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Gardenia jasminoides

Cape jasmine

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Key information

Plant type

General houseplant

Flower colour

White

Feature

Scented flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

There are few plants that have such an exotic fragrance as the evergreen shrub, gardenia. From summer to autumn, the large, showy flowers open white, fading to deep ivory over time. Plant in lime-free (ericaceous) compost and top-dress plants every spring, and apply a monthly fertiliser during the growing season. Also water plants with rain or distilled water to help reduce lime build-up in the compost.

Family: Rubiaceae

Genus: Gardenia

Species: jasminoides

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 200cm


Reader reviews

shearnejohn

very. My jasmine have been in pots for five years. I have re potted but no flowers. . They are 8ft high.
Do they strangle other plants?
Regards

John


shearnejohn

very. My jasmine have been in pots for five years. I have re potted but no flowers. . They are 8ft high.
Do they strangle other plants?
Regards

John




marshaw

hi,i have just bought a gardenia plant but the buds are falling off is this because it has been moved.it is supposed to be an indoor plant.i would be greatful for a reply as there are a lot of buds on the plant ,thank you ,marshaw



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