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Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'

Phonetic Spelling
gar-DEEN-ee-uh jas-min-NOY-deez
Description

Kliem's hardy is a semi-dwarf cold-hardy gardenia with showy, highly fragrant white flowers shown off by bright golden stamens and thick lustrous dark emerald green foliage. It can be a houseplant or planted outdoors. When planted outdoors in hot climates it prefers morning sun with afternoon shade. It can tolerate full sun but be sure to use organic mulch to cover the roots. This gardenia does best in consistently moist, well-drained, acidic soil that is organically rich. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: This plant suffers from many problems.  Aphids mealybugs, scale, spider mites, and whiteflies.  Anthracnose, leaf spots, powdery mildew, and sooty mold.  Soils that are too alkaline will cause chlorosis (yellowing) of leaves.

 

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#fragrant#evergreen#showy flowers#partial shade#fragrant flowers#perennial#white flowers#shrub#partial sun#cut flowers#dwarf#patio#high maintenance#playground#flower arrangements#mounding#well-drained soil#deer resistant#children's garden#rich soil#rounded#star shaped flowers#borders#container
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#showy flowers#partial shade#fragrant flowers#perennial#white flowers#shrub#partial sun#cut flowers#dwarf#patio#high maintenance#playground#flower arrangements#mounding#well-drained soil#deer resistant#children's garden#rich soil#rounded#star shaped flowers#borders#container
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gardenia
    Species:
    jasminoides
    Family:
    Rubiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    species is native to China, Japan, Taiwan, & Vietnam
    Wildlife Value:
    Gardenia hips attract birds and other wildlife.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Fragrance
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    High
  • 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:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Single star-like ivory flowers that are up to 2 inches across with bright golden stamens
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Children's Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Nighttime Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Problems:
    Frequent Disease Problems
    Frequent Insect Problems