Magnificent flowers and charmingly sweet aromas are what you get with the Southern Living Plant Collection’s Scentamazing Gardenia! This stunning shrub refuses to disappoint and easily becomes a fixture in any landscape.
Petite dark-green rounded leaves provide the stage for the fragrantly creamy white single-form blooms to truly pop. These crisp, snowy blooms feature six to eight petals and a golden center with six light brown prongs reaching towards the edges of the bloom. The fragrance is nearly universally recognized and unapologetically bold. The seductive, intoxicating scent will remind you of southern summer nights. These classic blooms are ideal for use as cut flowers for fragrant floral displays. Furthermore, expect the Scentamazing Gardenia to begin blooming in mid to late spring and to continue to re-bloom from summer to autumn. Therefore expect to keep your landscape in bloom for much of the year.
The glossy emerald green foliage is evergreen and densely foliated making it a champion in any landscape all year long. The stems are sturdy, soft brown, and accent wonderfully with the light-catching foliage.
The Scentamazing Gardenia is naturally compact, and their reliable growth habit makes pruning unnecessary. Additionally, the Scentamazing only reaches 2-3′ tall and 2-3′ W, so you don’t need to worry about it crowding your garden.
Check out a couple of other popular gardenia varieties, the Frost Proof Gardenia and Jubilation Gardenia.
Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10.
Plant the Scentamazing Gardenia in slightly acidic soil with good drainage. Soil that is too alkaline results in yellowing leaves.
Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season. In the second growing season, water once or twice a week. Shortly after planting, check the soil an hour after watering to ensure that the soil is draining well.
Plant this gardenia in Full Sun to Part Shade. If you are located in hotter zones, such as the southern United States, plant them somewhere where they will receive morning sun and afternoon shade. If you are located in cooler zones, such as the northern United States, plant them in full sun to help ensure their winter survival.
Fertilize once yearly in spring with a slow-release gardenia fertilizer. Otherwise, for organic gardeners, fertilize every 2 months with organic acidic plant fertilizer.
Plant your Scentamazing Gardenias 2 feet apart for continuous foliage. Alternatively, space them 4+ feet apart to leave space in between and let their natural shape shine through.
Southern Living Plant Collection tips on maximizing your gardenia blooms.
C (verified owner) –
After deciding to do an additional area I ordered 3 more scentamazing gardenia. They came same size and quality as the last batch. Full, healthy, older leaves as well as a lot of new and budding. Also, the original batch is doing great. I had several so it’s taken me some time to get them all in the ground. The last ones I just got in the ground today and they look as good as the new arrivals.
Christine (verified owner) –
I ordered twelve scentamazing gardenia. I made two separate orders after I measured and realized I need more. All the plants arrived in one shipment which was a great surprise. The plants were packaged perfectly. They were the size I ordered, healthy, nicely shaped and full. There were mature leaves as well as lots of new budding.
Asr (verified owner) –
Arrived in great condition healthy plants packaged well very pleased thanks
Georgia Philip (verified owner) –
Plants were delivered in perfect condition and very healthy. They seem large for a two gallon size. I’ve ordered from Plantsbymail a few times and have not been disappointed!
christophilip (verified owner) –
I ordered two plants and they came in very healthy and look great. Shipping was quick. Can’t wait to see them bloom!
Jean (verified owner) –
These little gems arrived in beautiful condition and are doing well, 3 in pots, and one in the ground. I think it’s too late in the season for blooms, but I am hopingvthey will winter well and bloom in the spring.
Dana (verified owner) –
Plants arrived quickly, packaged well and were very healthy. Very pleased and will order again!
Julie (verified owner) –
Beautiful and are blooming after delivery a week ago. They are very healthy plants.
Jody (verified owner) –
These plants arrived in bloom! I’ve just potted them and can’t wait to enjoy more gardenia blooms!
Ray Methvin (verified owner) –
Beautiful plants upon arrrival. Packaging is top notch. thanks as always!
JOSEY (verified owner) –
Arrived in perfect condition. Delivered on date promised. Very healthy plants with great root system and size was larger than expected. Cannot wait until they bloom.
I an a customer for life!
Mary (verified owner) –
Ordered (5) 2.5 quart size plants. All plants arrived happy and healthy. They will look great planted along with my hydrangeas.
Dana McKinley (verified owner) –
Ordered 8 of the 2 gallons. Packaged extremely well and arrived healthy and happy. Look great and almost ready to bloom already.
Loywanna Turner (verified owner) –
My prev post only rates them at 4 stars. Incorrect. They are 5 stars!
Loywanna Turner (verified owner) –
Purchased 9 of these Nov 2020. They arrived as if they belonged in a showroom. We had a 1-1/2 weeks of snow (Little Rock AR) in Feb (2021). I was concerned. Didn’t phase them. It’s now their 1 year anniversary and they look great. Very slow growing, nice because I want maintenance free.
Kelly Lee Bushway (verified owner) –
For being shipped in a box they looked great with lots of blooms. We planted all 6 about 2 weeks ago and they are doing well and still blooming. I couldn’t find this plant at any stores and we had them at our old house and they did great. They are slow growing and don’t need alot of maintenance like some gardenias that are more fast growing.
Gabrielle Crum (verified owner) –
Really nice! Ordered 2 came in very healthy
Gabrielle Crum (verified owner) –
Really nice! Ordered 2 and they look great!
jeff.m.grabowski (verified owner) –
I’ve been buying lots of these to border my garden. Arrived in great condition with some of them blooming already.
cjta1 (verified owner) –
Beautiful little plants. Came packaged perfectly. Little blooms smell heavenly! Placed them near my hammock. Thank you for all you do to send amazing plants!
mlbury (verified owner) –
I could smell the fragrance even before I got to my porch the day of arrival. Plants were in great shape and still do after being in the ground for a couple of weeks now.
Marcia Hughes (verified owner) –
The plants were beautifully packaged. Very healthy looking. It took a few days before I could plant them and they are now establishing in the beds beautifully. Will definitely order again.
Mike (verified owner) –
Plants arrived quickly and in beautiful shape. They package the plants so well for shipment. I watched as the FedEx lady juggled the boxes and then dropped them on my porch, but the plants were packed so well that there was minimal damage, if any.
Amy Puckett (verified owner) –
I ordered 2 of the ScentAmazing Gardenias. I believe they are settling in nicely. The plants from PBM are always packaged very well. The gardenias do have a few yellow leaves, but I believe this may be natural for the gardenia family? My larger and much older gardenia, in another part of the garden, has a few as well. So I am watching to see if this is a problem that develops further. I read that yellow leaves may mean that the pH balance is off and the plant is not able to absorb appropriate minerals. However, the plants arrived with these couple of yellow leaves, so I’m just watching for a bit to see how they do now that they’re planted.
P. Burns (verified owner) –
Bought 3 and very pleased when they arrived with blooms and buds already on plant. Dark green leaves and dainty white fragrant flowers. Nice size, very healthy, planted in sun and so far great.
George Evans (verified owner) –
The two I ordered looked like they ought to be on a magazine cover. Very full, healthy plants with deep green foliage. I have been very happy with this and other PBM purchases.
vijay (verified owner) –
Received plant in good condition,leaves were green and fresh ,came very fast .I am happy with service
Dana McKinley (verified owner) –
Arrived quickly and in good shape. I could only get the smallest size and it is quite tiny but I’m sure it will grow just fine. Looking forward to seeing and smelling this next summer!
Sara Neville (verified owner) –
I am really tickled with my purchases! My plants arrived, healthy, with good root systems, very green, and already smelling amazing!! I am going to be back this fall when I get me new garden plotted out because I found a company that delivers what it promises!!
Ann Kammerer (verified owner) –
Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. It has cute little flowers that smell wonderful. It already has new leaves. Can’t wait to see it grow over the year.
Raoul L. Denis (verified owner) –
Beautiful plant love the flowers something diferet
hmsb27 (verified owner) –
They looked great in the box. I planted and the had pretty flowers. I had to replant them because they didn’t like full sun. I have never had problems with any of my gardenias before. I hope they will like the part shade better.
colleen (verified owner) –
I purchased two plants. They arrived quickly and are really healthy and lush! I plan to buy many more plants from you. I am waiting to be notified when lavender is back in stock, thanks so much.
fawnzug (verified owner) –
What a pleasure to work with PBM.com! I placed my order on a Friday afternoon and received the order less than 24 hours later. (I live in the same state as PBM) Greg was so nice and friendly to work with over the phone. The plants arrived in beautiful condition. I can’t wait to watch them flourish in my yard! I’ll be following up with another order soon. Thanks PBM!!
jenks.myres (verified owner) –
Wow! What a great way to find the plants that aren’t anywhere in the stores. Really nice plants and they came in less than 48 hours!
Val (verified owner) –
Beautiful plant arrived in great condition. So easy to order and can’t wait to plant.
Robin M –
I received two very healthy plants. They are a nice size and quite compact. I have already planted them in my garden and if they do well I will order a few more. This is South Florida and gardenias do so well here that many become huge bushes so a small size is most welcome. I can’t wait to see the blooms!
Margaret Brantley –
Wow! Out of the box came a deep green healthy plant with flowers growing on it already. Can’t wait to get these (bought 2 of them — each arrived safely and gorgeously) in pots outside the house. Looking forward to that wonderful gardenia fragrance.
Patricia Grossman –
I was skeptical at first about buying this shrub online. I’ve made other online purchases from other companies and thought the quality for the price was disappointing. However, I was very pleasantly surprised when this shrub arrived. It is a decent size and as healthy as a houseplant. It’s the nicest mall order plant I’ve ever received. I’m just sorry now that some of the other plants I was interested in are no longer available.
I was very pleased at the quickness in receiving my order. The plants appear to be very healthy — the foliage had very little yellow leaves and the root ball was in great shape. I cannot wait for them to bloom to see if they are as fragrant as advertised!