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The Frost Proof Gardenia was the winner of the 2007 Garden Writers Best Plants Award for very good reason. Unlike some of the older, more finicky varieties, Frost Proof are unaffected by late cold snaps, and thrive on neglect. An abundance of sweetly fragrant, velvety, double white flowers are produced from spring through mid-summer on upright bushy plants that have a narrower leaf similar to that of Gardenia radicans. The flowers of Frostproof are great for cutting, lasting longer than the flowers of other gardenia varieties.
Frost Proof Gardenia a fine selection for foundation plantings or or as a fragrant hedge. Make sure to plant it near windows or outdoor living spaces where the wonderful fragrance can be enjoyed!
Plant Frost Proof Gardenia in locations that provide well-drained soils and part 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. Alkaline soil can cause chlorosis and dimished blooming. 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. 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. Frost Proof are unaffected by late cold snaps. That being said, temperatures below 10 degrees can cause some damage.
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Most Helpful Reviews
Loved it:( BUT…..April 14th 2014
I loved it. It arrived in great condition, grew beautifully, and blossomed tons. BUT I think this horribly cold winter on Cape Cod killed it!!!!! I am determined to think this Winter was an aberration and am planning to buy 2 more!!!!
Beautiful!!!!April 13th 2014
Amazing PlantApril 12th 2014
Beautiful plant with fantastic scent and amazing blooms. Very impressive in the garden, easy to plant and is doing great in my yard.
I love the flower they smell so wonderfulApril 12th 2014
I love it but unfortunately this is not a prefect plant for Orlando weather and I could have plant them in a better location with less sun. I'm glad I got to enjoy a season....I have three left so far trying very hard to save them...if you live in at cooler place this is a perfect plant for you.
frost proof gardeniaOctober 17th 2012
The gardenia arrived in perfect condition and very healthy looking. I cant wait to see it bloom in spring.
Gardenia OrderOctober 1st 2012
Love love love these gardenias. They showed up in perfect condition, I mean perfect. Not a damaged leaf, not a brown or yellow leaf to be found ! I put them in the ground over the weekend and now cannot wait for Spring.
Frost Proof Gardenia - Gardenia jasminoides 'Frost Proof' Customer ReviewApril 24th 2012
Arrived healthy and beautiful. I would order from you again.
Awesome customer service & Prices!!!!April 9th 2012
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Spencer was very informative and Professional!
BeautifulApril 2nd 2012
I cant wait to see them bloom! They were packaged very securely. Thank you.
frost proof gardeniasMarch 7th 2012
when I received my gardenias I was so pleased with how healthy they were and how well they were packaged.
reviewSeptember 26th 2011
I was surprised and pleased witht he quality of the plants when they arrived
DeliveryJuly 17th 2011
Plants arrived on time and in excellent condition.
First experience with GardenerDirectJune 11th 2011
We placed an order with GardenerDirect for the Gardenia "Frost Proof" after doing some on-line research to find a good selection for our location. The plant arrived quickly, in good condition, and was somewhat larger than we expected -- especially considering that other nurseries are charging a lot more for a much smaller plant. So although this was our first experience with GardenerDirect, it certainly wont be our last.
Frost Proof GardeniaMay 30th 2011
This plant was delivered within a few days of ordering on line. The plant was in extremely good condition and very healthy. I wouldnt hesitate to place another order with Gardener Direct.com.
Great transaction!!!May 24th 2011
The plant arrived fast, in perfect condition. It is beautiful, much better than I expected!!! Thank you! Will shop again soon.
Happy ShopperMay 15th 2011
My local nurseries didnt carry the Frost Proof Gardenia, so I started my search online and found GardenerDirect.com! What a blessing! The prices are very, very, very reasonable! My shopping experience was easy and my items were delivered in excellent condition. The Gardenias arrived with many buds awaiting to bloom! Ill shop for more exotic plants from this site!
frost proof gardeniasMay 7th 2011
Plants arrived in excellent shape * look great (full shape * good color).
Great CompanyApril 11th 2011
The plants were delivered very quickly and the plants were reasonably priced and very healthy.
GardeniaMarch 28th 2011
My gardenia arrived in perfect condition, well packaged and no sign of a rough journey. It is a good sized specimen costing significantly less than other nurseries offering this plant. I am delighted with my first experience with Gardener Direct and will no doubt return.
PERFECT!!!March 28th 2011
Strong healthy beautiful plant
Frost Proof GardeniaMarch 24th 2011
I received them in good condition. Repotted them the next day. I hope they are as hardy as all the reviews I have read. Thank You
RecommendationMarch 24th 2011
Thanks so much for our frost proof gardenias. They arrived in great conditions, and I was very impressed by the quality of the plants, and the care you too with packing them. We would definitely recommend using your company to others.
Frost Proof GardeniasMarch 7th 2011
The order arrived promptly. The shrubs were in excllent condition.
Frost Proof GardeniaMarch 4th 2011
The Gardenia arrived in good shape and was a healthy looking plant.