These classic beauties promise lustrous leaves, showstopping blooms, and a heavenly fragrance.
Pick the Perfect Plant
Abundant selection makes it easy to find the right gardenia for your garden. Gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) vary in height, leaf and flower size, bloom periods, and cold hardiness. Most have double flowers, though beautiful single forms do exist. 'Mystery', shown at left, is the largest variety. It grows upright, benefits from pruning, and can act as a hedge. 'August Beauty' and 'Veitchii' have long bloom periods, making them worthwhile additions to any garden.