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Creeping Gardenia, Gardenia radicans, produces an abundance of sweetly fragrant, double, pure white flowers during spring into summer on low, mounding plants to about 2 feet in height with a 3-4 foot spread. The dark green lustrous leaves of the Creeping Gardenia are smaller and thinner than other varieties, providing a unique texture in the landscape.
Creeping Gardenia is an excellent choice for foundation plantings, in shrub borders, or in mass plantings as a groundcover. Make sure to plant it near windows or outdoor living spaces where the wonderful fragrance can be enjoyed!
Creeping Gardenia is easy to grow and low maintance. Plant it in locations that provide well-drained soils and mostly sun to part shade, though it prefers a break from the midafternoon sun. In our gardens we plant Gardenias where they will receive morning to early afternoon sun with mid-afternoon shade or filtered sun. Late afternoon and evening sun is okay. Gardenias prefer an acid soil ranging from 4.5 to 6.0. Foliage will turn pale-green to yellow and blooming can and often will be seriously diminished in alkaline soils. That being said, yellowing and shedding of older leaves right before or after flowering is normal. To increase soil acidity add soil sulfur, chelated iron and/or aluminum sulfate. Follow application instructions on product label. Pruning is not required however can be done after bloom to maintain a more dense plant. Ceasing pruning two months prior to the first typical frost date in your area.
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Great looking plantsOctober 8th 2013
Just received my gardenias, great looking plants, well packed, no damage. Just for your information the soil temperature was 48 degrees. A little dicey if they had been delayed. Thanks!
The plants are lovelyAugust 30th 2013
Good morning. The gardenias I ordered from you are just lovely.
Creeping Dwarf Gardenia - 1 GallonMay 14th 2012
Fast delivery and in great condition. Thanks!!!
Creeping Dwarf Gardenia - Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans' Customer ReviewMay 14th 2012
Strong healthy beautiful plant