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PILLOW TALK®

Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides

'SMNGDUO'

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A close up of Pillow Talk Gardenia showing the white flower. Pillow Talk in the landscape. A close up of Pillow Talk Gardenia showing the white flower.
  • Fragrant
  • Compact
  • Heat tolerant
Description

A prolific and delightfully fragrant bloomer, with notably large, doubled, pure white flowers from top to bottom. It is a tidy little cushion of fragrance for your garden. It has a useful low-mounded habit and dense, dark green foliage. A staff favorite that has shined in both our container trail and in full sun in our Florida Trial. 

USDA Zone
7 - 10 (0°F/-18°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
2.5 - 3.5'
Width
3 - 4'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Evergreen
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Requires soil to be rich, moist, acidic, and well-drained.

Pruning

Rarely required. Blooms on old wood - prune out dead wood in spring and trim to shape after flowering if required.

Uses

Hedge, specimen, cutting gardens, foundation plantings, borders.

Growing Tips

Good air circulation is highly recommended, both from a cultural standpoint as well as an aesthetic one. They benefit from a good layer of mulch, especially in colder areas of their hardiness range. Temperature or moisture stress will cause bud drop.