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Gardenia jasminoides 'Summer Snow'

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Gardenia (gar-DEEN-ya) (Info)
Species: jasminoides (jaz-min-OY-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Snow

Synonym:Gardenia angusta
Synonym:Gardenia augusta
Synonym:Gardenia florida
Synonym:Gardenia grandiflora
Synonym:Gardenia radicans

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mfast10 On Jun 11, 2014, mfast10 from Jacksonville, FL wrote:

I bought this plant online and planted it in April here in NE Florida to replace an Olenader that got killed by an unusual cold spell this past winter. So far it has done well and has actually bloomed with fragrant, pure white flowers with little care but watering it once or twice a week at most.

Neutral joegee On Apr 2, 2012, joegee from Bucyrus, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Gardenia jasminoides "Summer Snow" is a new (2012) gardenia bred by Buds and Blooms Nurseries, selected for its exceptional cold hardiness. This plant was specifically chosen for its hardiness to temperatures of 0 F or lower, its rapid growth, its large leaves, and its large fragrant blooms, which are double.

Please note: other gardenia varieties have also been labeled cold hardy (Kleim's Hardy and Shooting Star) and still require considerable protection below zone 7. With any potentially-tender plant, some winter protection might be considered, either by siting the plant closer to a foundation, or protecting it from harsh winds by a fence.

At the lower edge of its range, in the colder zone 6a, burying the plant in leaf mulch or a placing it under a rose cone over the winter can help protect it from severe damage.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Jacksonville, Florida
Fort Worth, Texas
Arlington, Virginia

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