Gardenia Steady as She Goes™

Gardenia Steady as She Goes™
Gardenia Steady as She Goes™

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This sweet-scented hardy gardenia adds elegance and charm to any garden
SKU 44138
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Key Characteristics
Zone

7 - 10

Mature Height

5 Feet

Mature Width

7 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay

Description / Gardenia Steady as She Goes™

Add a touch of elegance to your garden with the Gardenia Steady as She Goes™. This Proven Winners® ColorChoice® flowering shrub is a marvel of continuous blooms and year-round beauty. Ideal for garden enthusiasts who appreciate both form and function, this broadleaf evergreen offers vibrant white double blooms that light up the landscape from spring through the first frost.

This gardenia stands out not only for its spectacular blooms but also for its lush, glossy foliage. Growing to a mature size of 3 to 5 feet tall and spreading 4 to 7 feet wide, it forms a beautifully dense, shimmery green canopy that remains attractive throughout the year. The flowers, with their romantic and sweet fragrance, contrast beautifully against the dark green leaves, creating a visually stunning display. These blooms are not just for show; they attract butterflies and other pollinators, bringing life and movement to your garden.

The Steady as She Goes Gardenia is as versatile as it is beautiful. Its upright, mounding habit makes it a perfect choice for a specimen plant in your garden. It can also be used effectively as a foundation plant, providing a lush, green backdrop for your garden design. When planted in groups, it creates a breathtaking flowering hedge, adding structure and privacy to your outdoor space. For those with smaller spaces or looking to add greenery to patios and decks, this gardenia thrives in containers, making it a delightful addition to any garden setting.

Caring for the Steady as She Goes Gardenia is simple. It thrives in sunny to partly sunny locations and prefers moist, well-draining soil. While it can tolerate a range of soil types, from clay to sandy soils, it does best with consistent moisture, especially during dry spells. Once established, this gardenia is relatively drought tolerant. It is bred to withstand heat, but in particularly hot climates, some afternoon shade will help keep it at its best.

To keep your gardenia blooming profusely, prune lightly after flowering to shape the plant and remove any dead or damaged branches. Fertilize in the spring to support healthy growth and abundant blooms. One of the added benefits of this gardenia is its resistance to deer, making it a resilient choice for gardens in areas with wildlife.

With its continuous blooming cycle, fragrant flowers, and robust foliage, the Steady as She Goes Gardenia is an exceptional addition to any garden. Whether used as a focal point, in mass plantings, or in containers, it promises to bring joy and beauty throughout the seasons.

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Gardenia
Species jasminoides
Variety 'Prince Charles'
PPAF PP29,304
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 7
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Mid Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Fall
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant
Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Fall Color, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Specimen
Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions AZ, GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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