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Sweet Tea™ Gardenia

Flowers can grow as big as tennis balls

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  • Tall plant with evergreen foliage
  • Impressive hardiness for a gardenia
  • Extra-large, fragrant double blooms
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 60 inches
  • Zone: 7-9
  • Flowering Date: Summer
  • Ship As: 4" POT
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Sweet Tea™ Gardenia

With massive white blooms standing out over rich, deep green foliage, this is the sort of formal–looking, impressive shrub you'd expect to find at event venues. Especially at venues where a small plant would get easily overlooked, as this is no small gardenia. The plant is 4–5' when full–grown, which even outpaces the popular Double Mint. The blooms are about the size of tennis balls, and as double blooms they're petal packed. But you don't need to bring in the professional landscaper to get it settled into your garden. It is unprecedentedly hardy for a typically zone 9–11 plant—we've had this variety of warm–weather loving gardenia survive in a container down to 4–6°F, and containers don't protect roots like planting in the ground can. It isn't reliably hardy past zone 7, but we're trialing it in zone 6 right now. You'll love Sweet Tea's dark foliage as a year–round backdrop in a border. You should also snip some of these gigantic blooms for a modern indoor arrangement, they're deliciously scented. Gardenia jasminoides 'PIIGA–II' PP27258
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameGardenia jasminoides 'PIIGA-II' PP27258
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread36 - 60 inches
  • Spacing36 - 60 inches
  • Hardiness Zone7-9
  • Flowering DateSummer
  • Winter CareNot reliably hardy north of zone 7 or winter temperatures 5 degrees F. Zone 6 trials underway.
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower FormDouble flowering Tennis Ball Size reblooming
  • Foliage TypeEvergreen, 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.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit36 - 60 inches
  • Growth RateModerate.
Shipping Information
When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/6/19 - 6/21/19
5A-6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 6/21/19
9A-10B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date June 17th, 2019

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