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Chuck Hayes Gardenia

Plant Botanical Name: 
Gardenia jasminoides
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Chuck Hayes'
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory Room Location: 
Conservatory Terrace
Partial to full sun
Plant Soil Type: 
Adaptable to garden loam, sand and clay soils
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Performs best with moderate moisture, more in drought or extreme heat

Excellent gardenia for gardens from Zone 6-10 with highly fragrant, creamy white flowers. Slow growing evergreen shrub that blooms reliably for up to four weeks in early summer and again sporadically as weather cools.