Frostproof / Dwarf GardeniaGardenia jasminoides 'Frostproof'
Everything about this Gardenia is just a little tougher and more resilient than previous varieties. It is far more frost-proof; standing up to late spring chills without dropping a bud. Yet it also takes more sun than most Gardenias, thriving in full sun in the northern edge of its hardiness zone. And it is by far the most deer-resistant cultivar, with exceptionally thick, narrow foliage that turns away nibbling critters.
Use and Management
Frostproof sets huge, fully double blooms of pure white, symmetrical in form an unbelievably fragrant. The flowers begin in late spring and continue for weeks into summer. Pick all you like for indoor arrangements. They are long lasting even after cutting.
This evergreen shrub is very bushy and well branched, making a good perimeter planting, hedge, or foundation plantings. It keeps its rich leaf color and tight appearance through winter, always looking its best. A vigorous and beautiful Gardenia. Hardy in zones 7-9.
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