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Pinwheel® Gardenia

Gardenia augusta 'PIIGA-I' Plant Patent Applied For

Item 097912S

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USDA Zone:
6-11
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

Wonderfully fragrant, pinwheel-shaped flowers against contrasting glossy green foliage. Blooms prolifically late spring through early summer, then sporadically until early fall. A superb evergreen accent shrub or container specimen. Perfect for entryway plantings or in patio tubs, where the fragrance can be enjoyed. Wonderful cut flowers.

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Average Landscape Size
Compact growth, 4 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Gardenia augusta 'PIIGA-I' Plant Patent Applied For
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Round ,   Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Fragrant ,   Repeat Flowering ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Fall
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Asian/Zen
Patent Act: Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design Ideas: Plant this compact, early blooming Gardenia in sunny protected spaces, such as entryways or enclosed patios, where its fragrance can be captured and enjoyed. Consider this one for transitional areas such as a doorway, at a gate or the entry to a gazebo or shade structure. With its big showy flowers, this Gardenia will be visible on moonlit nights when the blooms will practically leap out of the darkness.

Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Handle with care when transplanting; gardenia roots are best undisturbed. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

History

Gardenia is a native of China where it has been cultivated for over a thousand years. Plants reached America directly from Asia in 1761. John Ellis cultivated them first at his South Carolina plantation. These would be the progenitor for all gardenias in England. Ellis named the genus for his friend, Dr. Alexander Garden, a physician of Charleston. Its chief propose for early cultivation was for the cut flower industry as a heavy fragrance corsage.

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