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Crown Jewel Gardenia Gardenia augusta 'Crown Jewel' PP #19896

Description

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 foliage 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.

Cultivars:
  • 'Crown Jewel'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#small spaces#cut flowers#show stopper#dwarf
Cultivars:
  • 'Crown Jewel'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#small spaces#cut flowers#show stopper#dwarf
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gardenia
    Species:
    augusta
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Small groups