Gardenia is notorious for the intense perfume emitted by its large, creamy-white, rose-like flowers from spring to fall. ‘Veitchii’ is the oldest variety of Gardenia grown today, and it is still recognized as the most prolific bloomer, as well as the best variety for Tucson’s harsh desert climate.
Gardenia’s dense, compact, evergreen foliage is dark green and glossy, creating a luxurious backdrop for its long-lived white flowers and a low, formal foundation for the landscape. This is an ideal plant for shady patio containers, where its distinctive and heady fragrance can reach the most noses!
Height: 3 – 5 feet
Width: 5 – 6 feet
Bloom color: White
Flowering season: Spring, Summer, Fall
USDA minimum zone: 9
Cold hardiness: 20° F


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