The Southern Living Plant Collection is proud to present the Jubilation Gardenia, a delightful reinvention of a Southern classic. After a large initial bloom in late spring, this evergreen re-blooms fragrantly through summer and fall. Additionally, this gardenia retains rich emerald green leaves through winter. Most people think of gardenias for their extravagantly fragrant blooms, and the Jubilation is as aromatic as they come. The Jubilation allows you to enjoy breathtaking white double blooms with intoxicatingly rich aromas throughout much of the year! This variety is remarkably easy to maintain once established in your garden or landscape. In addition, the Jubilation is disease, as well as deer, resistant. Year after year, you’ll never get tired of the sweet scent of the Jubilation Gardenia.
Use the Jubilation Gardenia as an accent, container, hedge, or slope planting, you can’t go wrong. Line a pathway with them and enjoy their scent as you let them guide you along. Another popular way to use this Gardenia is as a mass planting. You’ll seldom be short on blooms from summer to fall with a large group of these beauties. Furthermore, try the Jubilation Gardenia in fragrant cut flower arrangements.
Jubilation Gardenia Care
Hardy in USDA Zones 7-10
Plant in Full Sun or Part Shade depending on your location. Gardenias in hotter climates grow best when they receive morning sun and afternoon shade. Consequently, in colder zones, such as from 7a to 8a, plant in full sun for best results.
Water regularly for the first few months. This will encourage it to develop deep roots that will help ensure its future success.
Fertilize in early spring with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer, or use an organic acidic fertilizer every couple months in spring to keep this plant happy and healthy.
Here’s a PBM Blog post on Gardenia care tips