Fill Your Sense With Fragrant Delight - Gardenia Blooms Last All Summer!
Get ready to delight your senses with this beautiful and aromatic August Beauty Gardenia shrub! This instantly fragrant white gardenia flowering shrub is the perfect way to express the grace of the South in your landscape.
Gardenia jasminoides August Beauty gardenia bush is a prolific bloomer and makes an elegant addition to any landscape as a low hedge, privacy screen, or accent plant. Plant this tight, plant the Gardenia Augusta in enclosed areas such as an entry to a gazebo or patios where its fragrant velvety perfume can be best enjoyed. Plus, the August Beauty Gardenia is deer resistant so you don’t have to worry about protecting your plants from these wildlife creatures.
August gardenia plant is found in its 3 inches wide, creamy white flowers which bloom all summer long and tantalize anyone who walks by! The dark green leaves will contrast the white blooms nicely all the way until fall when the blooms are complete.
The sweet fragrance attracts butterflies and other insects to your garden especially if mass planted. You may also use the blossoms as cut flowers in bouquets or centerpieces on your kitchen table. Gardenias have been around for thousands of years and it is no secret as to why John Ellis started growing this plant in the US in 1761.
How Fast Do August Beauty Gardenias Grow?
The August Beauty gardenia can grow anywhere from 4 to 6 feet tall at full maturity and around 3 to 4 feet wide. If grown from seed, the august gardenia takes about 2 to 3 years to reach maturity and produce flowers. Our August Beauty gardenia for sale are grown and ready to start producing flowers so after you receive them and get them planted.
Grow gardenia across the southern United States in USDA growing zones 7-9. Commonly seen in South Carolina yards and gardens or any southern landscape.
For more information about the August Beauty Gardenia, check out our gardenia grow guide!
How To Care For August Beauty Gardenia
Caring for the August Beauty gardenia is easy to do. Gardenia Augusta actively grows in full sun to partial shade. The August gardenia likes a planting site with morning sun and afternoon shade. Be sure to protect it from the afternoon sun to make the sweetly fragrant flowers last as long as possible.
Fairly drought tolerant but be sure to stay on top of the watering schedule for the first year after planting to establish a strong root system. Plant the gardenia in early spring in well drained soils that are slightly acidic. It is best to plant in spring so it has the whole growing season to establish.
Is August Beauty Gardenia Evergreen?
Yes, the august beauty gardenia is an evergreen shrub with rich foliage that stays green year round. It likes to grow into bushes and can be susceptible to extreme heat or cold temperatures.
When Do August Beauty Gardenias Bloom?
The August Beauty gardenia has a long bloom period and starts to bloom in mid-spring through summer. An august gardenia will have heavy blooming during that 3 month period. Be sure to water at least once a week, or more in high heat temperatures over 80°F, to keep your Gardenia Augusta happy and blooming during the hot summer sun.
When To Prune August Beauty Gardenia?
The best time to prune the August Beauty Gardenia is in the late winter, usually around February or March. Pruning the Gardenia Augusta while it's dormant helps ensure that it will devote its energy into growing how you've shaped it as the spring growing season starts.
How To Plant August Beauty Gardenia
The August Beauty Gardenia shade plant is easy to grow and likes organically rich matter such as peat moss or mulch to enrich with nutrients it may be lacking. Gardenia plants like a liquid gardenia fertilizer or acidic fertilizer in early spring which will encourage more fragrant blooms. Deadheading the spent buds will promote additional gardenia flowers.
Orders ship the same business day if placed on Monday through Wednesday and shipping time varies from state to state. Shop August Beauty Gardenia for sale today and enjoy its sweet, fragrant blooms this summer!
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 3-4 ft
Mature Height 4-6 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9
It was not that good. The small plant had a lot of buds, that did open. But they were just single flowers, not the bushier flowers that I expected. The larger plant has buds but they are not opening up. It’s in a nice sunporch and all the other plants are doing well, but these buds look like they are tired. How much water should they be getting.
Hi Diane, Thank you for your awesome support of our family-owned business, we really appreciate customers like you that take a bit of time from their day to leave us a great and honest review. We hope you love your new plant and that it thrives for years to come. Best, Shirley
The Plants were perfect
Ordered from several different online nurseries. These plants were by far the best, as if I had hand picked them for myself. They were actually perfect.
Hi Ellen, thanks so much for your very kind review on our August Beauty Gardenia shrub! We are so happy you are pleased :) Enjoy those fragrant blooms next year!
Hi Robert. Thank you for your August Beauty Gardenia Shrub order. Take care!
I received my third plant from Perfect Plants, a 3-gallon gardenia. Like my previous orders the plant arrived in great condition. It was packaged such that there wasn’t any damage from shipping. The soil was moist and the leaves a vibrant green. My previous orders were for blueberry bushes that are now sprouting blueberries. I highly recommend this company for supplying beautiful, well grown plants.
So happy to hear everything is doing well and thriving with your August Beauty Gardenia Shrub. We truly value you as a customer and hope to see you again.
I bought 9 for along the wall of my garage. I wanted to be able to smell the flowers when they were blooming. They just arrived with flower buds on them which is great. Order date was 5/11/16- received 5/15/16.
Hi Colby! Thank you for your order of August Beauty Gardenia Shrub. Sounds like you have quite the flower garden going on. Hope everything is blooming perfectly. Smell you later!