Gardenia augusta 'Florida'
Gardenias grow best in a warm protected position in a well drained, rich humus soil. Protect from hot afternoon sun in summer as leaves can scorch. Prune to keep compact in late winter. Gardenias will benefit from applications of compost and fertiliser.
Plant near entertaining areas to enjoy the beautiful fragrance of the flowers. Grow in pots near windows. Use in a formal landscape with other traditional favourites like Azalea Alba Magnifica and Camellia Setsugekka.