Gardenia jasminoides

'Prince Charles'


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Steady As She Goes™ white flowers in spring Steady As She Goes™ as a cut flower
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Continuous Blooms
  • Evergreen

There have been a lot of Gardenia introductions, perhaps too many, but none have combined the level of heat tolerance, continuous blooming, and cold hardiness found in this introduction from Phil Dark. An improvement over the hardy 'Chuck Hayes', its fully doubled flowers do not abort in the heat of summer, but just keep coming right up until frost. A stellar performer with a well-branched, compact habit and glossy dark evergreen foliage.

USDA Zone 7-10 (0°F/ -17.7°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3-5'

Width 4-7'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring-fall

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.

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.