Gardenia augusta 'Crown Jewel' PP #19896
- 'Crown Jewel'
In the plant world, if you see a 'Crown Jewel' gardenia, you will think you have died and gone to heaven. This dwarf gardenia is compact, cold hardy, and gorgeous.
This gardenia is the product of a formal plant breeding project out of Siler City, NC. 'Crown Jewel" combines the best traits from its parents, 'Kleim's Hardy' and 'Chuck Hayes.' The hybrid has the 'Kleim's Hardy' dwarf size and prolific flowering, and the cold hardiness and double bloom of 'Chuck Hayes.'
'Crown Jewel' gardenia has attractive, dark green, evergreen foiage on a plant that will grow only 2 feet in height and 5 feet in width. It has a mounding plant habit with white, intensely sweet, fragrant flowers in summer. Use 'Crown Jewel' as a low hedge, foundation plant, or in a group planting in a sunny, well-drained area.
- 2 feet
- Sweet, fragrant flowers.
- 7 to 10
- Well drained
- Low hedge, foundation plant or group planting.
- 5 feet
NCCES plant id: 3092