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Hardiness: 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) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade
On May 3, 2009, gingern from Irvine, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
I am always trying (and failing) to successfully grow gardenias in SoCal's alkaline soil, but I've had moderate success with this. I managed to keep it green and happy for several years in a container before it finally turned yellow, then brown, and croaked. I now grow them as annuals: buy them early Spring when they're covered in buds and toss into the green can in Winter.
On Aug 18, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I love this baby!! Very fragrant; when it blooms, it really puts on a show! It will be covered with tons of blooms all at once. Has smaller leaves than other gardenias, and grows in shrub form. My mom planted some at our house when I was little and they still perform after 20 years. We have them in the shade on the west side of the house, and they get a short period of filtered afternoon sun.
On Jun 28, 2008, Chantell from Middle of, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Love this cute little gardenia!!! Will see if she over winters ok here in 7A. Bought one last year but put in a not so ideal location. These are more sensitive to direct sun. This one's planted beneath a dwarf tree and seems to love it!!
On Apr 25, 2008, BLC63 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have two of these that I planted three years ago (in Raleigh NC) in an area of my yard where they receive morning sun and dappled shade through the afternoon. They have more than quadrupled in diameter, and have an incredibly high bud count this year (and last year as well). I give them a good watering with ironite and a good bit of magnesium mid-spring, and other than that provide little maintenance. Last year they bloomed twice--the second time in September. I just bought six more today. Incredibly hearty for a gardenia!
On Oct 2, 2007, reuter98 from Livingston, TX wrote:
This beautiful evergreen has survived temperatures from 7 - 105 F in my beds. Droughts and hurricanes have not discouraged it. Does best in full morning sun. A few plants gave me surprise blooms in late Sept. this year. I successfully propogate by layering low-lying branches with soil and mulch, then transplanting the rooted branch. Cuttings may die down, later sprout from the root.
On Aug 23, 2006, scbs471 from Jackson, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I was told that this type of gardenia would not winter well in the Aiken Co., SC area by many of the nurseries here - however my two bushes are in their third year and they are doing excellent. The small size of these beautiful bushes are perfect in my west facing border garden. ( I found these bushes at Lowes when I couldn't find at the nurseries I frequent.)
On Feb 6, 2005, nick89 from Tallahassee, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
'Radicans' Gardenia is a dwarf creeeping variety with small leaves and double flowers, which are very fragrant. It is fairly hardy and withstands cold better than most double-flowered selections. Makes an attractive groundcover for a small area.
Also called Creeping Gardenia.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
New Market, Alabama San Anselmo, California Auburndale, Florida Cleveland, Florida Jacksonville, Florida (3 reports) Santa Rosa Beach, Florida Gresham Park, Georgia Hawkinsville, Georgia Marietta, Georgia (2 reports) Midway-hardwick, Georgia Ledbetter, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana Shreveport, Louisiana Easton, Maryland Lucedale, Mississippi Pascagoula, Mississippi Bridgeton, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Stallings, North Carolina Bluffton, South Carolina Fort Mill, South Carolina Goose Creek, South Carolina Jackson, South Carolina Lexington, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina South Sumter, South Carolina Deer Park, Texas West Livingston, Texas Aquia Harbour, Virginia Hurt, Virginia Newport News, Virginia