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About Gardenias

PlantsbyMail is your one-stop shop to buy gardenias online. We are proud to offer a quality, diverse selection of varieties. For instance, if you’re looking for a specialty variety, you may want to check out the Jubilation or Scentamazing Gardenia. Additionally, we have traditional types such as the Frost Proof and August Beauty gardenia. Depending on the variety, we offer our live potted plants in four different sizes: 2.5 Qt, 1 gallon, 2 gallon, and 3 gallon.

Gardenia Shrub Care Tips

Gardenias need low soil pH to thrive, traditionally between 5.0 and 6.5. If your soil pH is too high, your gardenias will have trouble absorbing nutrients and the leaves will turn yellow.

Gardenias also need plenty of sun to bloom and grow properly. Gardeners in the deep south should plant them where they will receive full morning sun and afternoon shade. This ensures that they are protected from the intense southern sun. However, gardeners in cooler regions should plant gardenias where they will receive all day sun. The sun is less intense in these regions and it helps them survive the winter cold.

Gardenia Shrub Fun Facts

Gardenias are originally from the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa and Asia. Their name comes from Dr. Alexander Garden, an 18th-century Scottish-American botanist from Charleston, South Carolina. These beauties came to stand for purity and sweetness. They’re said to create joy, and it’s hard to disagree when that familiar scent hits you. Furthermore, they’ve been a favorite in the Southern U.S. for generations.

Another little-known fact, Gardenias are in the same family of flowering plants as coffee. 

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