A lovely hedge or foundation plant, this exquisite gardenia has a more upright habit with shiny, dark green leaves and large, fragrant blooms that can be smelled from a distance. True to its name, Frost Proof resists late spring frosts without damage unlike typical fragrant gardenia. Also a lovely bouquet, trim a creamy white bloom or two to brighten up a room and add an unforgettable aroma. Best when planted in dappled shade, minimal pruning is required. Originally introduced by the late J.C. Raulston of North Carolina State University. Evergreen. Gardenia 'Frost Proof'
Planting InstructionsDappled shade is best planting location.
Winter CareNot reliably hardy north of zone 7 or winter temperatures of 0 degrees F.
Flower FormCorolla spreads out somewhat flat with layered petals.
Foliage TypeEvergreen, rounded at the tips with a glossy dark green color.
Soil RequirementFertile, humus enriched soil that is neutral to acidic.
PruningMinimal pruning to shape plants. Any time during growing season.
Additional InformationIntroduction from the late J.C. Raulston of North Carolina State University.
Unique CharactersticsMonrovia: A more upright habit, supporting shiny, dark green leaves and fragrant, white 2- to 3-inch wide flowers make this a fine hedge or foundation plant that thrives with more direct sun than other varieties. Flower buds resist late spring frosts without damage. Evergreen.