You can't beat the incredible heavenly fragrance of a gardenia! The grafted Miami Supreme Gardenia has an extra large, pure white, multiple-petaled bloom. They flower abundantly winter through spring. Occasionally, they may bloom throughout the year. The gardenia is a wonderful addition to any garden or interior. Zone 8b to zone 11. Miami Supreme Gardenias will grow very well in containers and prefer a northern, Eastern or North-eastern exposure, away from direct afternoon sun. Maximum height can be 8 feet, but keeping the plant to 4 - 6 feet is recommended. Growth is slow, only about 6 inches per year. Applications of Gardenia Fertilizer are recommended for the health of the plant. If growing indoors, do not over water or the roots will rot. Culture Requires acid soil, ideally moist and high in organic matter, but well drained. There are few shrubs so perfect in their properties as the gardenia, but there is a downside: they are susceptible to a host of pests, primarily sucking insects. Gardenias are frequently seen in a cloud of whiteflies, who are laying eggs that will become little sucking larvae. Residue from these will provide a medium for sooty mold to grow, giving the foliage a dull, splotchy black appearance. Scale insects are the second most common problem. Fortunately, gardenia’s primary pests are easily controlled with environmentally safe soap and oil sprays. Protect in case of severe freezes. Light Partial shade to sun. Moisture Moist to average. Hardiness USDA Zones 8-10 Propagation By cuttings -- roots easily in moist soil, especially in warm summer months.
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