Get ready to delight your senses with this beautiful and aromatic August Beauty Gardenia! This instantly fragrant flowering shrub is the perfect way to express the grace of the South in your landscape.
Gardenia jasminoides August Beauty is a prolific bloomer and makes an elegant addition to your landscape as a low hedge, privacy screen, or accent plant. Plant this tight, compact gardenia in enclosed areas such as an entry to a gazebo or patios where its fragrant velvety perfume can be best enjoyed.
Beauty is found in it’s 3 inch 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. You may also use the blossoms as cut flowers in bouquets or centerpieces on your kitchen table.
This evergreen shrub prefers full sun to partial shade especially when the white blooms explode after the spring ends. The gardenia likes a planting site with morning sun and afternoon shade. Be sure to protect it from afternoon sun to make the flowers last as long as possible.
Fairly drought tolerant but be sure to stay on top of watering schedule for the first year after planting to establish a strong root system. Plant August Beauty Gardenia in well drained soils that are slightly acidic in early spring so it has the whole growing season to establish.
The August Beauty Gardenia 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 an acidic fertilizer in early spring which will encourage more fragrant blooms. Deadheading the spent buds will promote additional gardenia flowers.
Grow gardenia across the southern United States in USDA growing zones 7-9. Commonly seen in South Carolina yards and gardens. August Beauty has a medium growth rate up to 4-6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide.
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- Showy flowers
- Long blooming