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Steady as She Goes Gardenia jasminoides

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
5' 7'
Height
3' - 5'
Spread
4' - 7'
  • Details

    Features

    A Gardenia you can depend on! This introduction from Phil Dark gives you everything you need - heat tolerance, cold hardiness, and best of all, continuous blooming. You won't have to worry about flower buds dropping off due to bad weather, Steady as She Goes will keep blooming up until frost. All the while being complemented beautifully by glossy, evergreen foliage.

    Top reasons to grow Steady as She Goes gardenia:

    - Improved heat tolerance.

    - Continuous blooming.

    - Cold hardiness. 

    In short, when you plant it, you'll have a lot less worrying and a lot more enjoying to do!

    Fragrant Flower
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 84 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 84 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Consistent
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Blooms for the entire growing season, so it's suitable for high traffic areas where its plentiful fragrant blooms can be enjoyed. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Needs well-draining, moist soil. Will get stressed and drop buds if there are any moisture issues.

    Any pruning should be done in spring, and only to remove damaged or dead branches. 

    Steady as She Goes Gardenia jasminoides 'Prince Charles' USPP 29,304
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