Gardenia jasminoides Pinwheel ('Piiga-i')
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- 9cm pot
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- 2 × 9cm pots
- Standard £4.95
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: prefers moist, well-drained neutral to acidic soil or ericaceous compost if grown in a pot
- Flowering period: July to September
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
The intensely fragrant ivory-white flowers form throughout the summer of this bushy evergreen, which is noted not only for its pinwheel-like flowers, but for its hardier than average nature. It makes a wonderful addition to the patio, particularly if placed near a seating area, but can also be planted out in the border if you have a sheltered spot.
- Garden care: Keep it potted up if your garden receives hard frosts so it can easily be moved between a sunny patio during the summer and an unheated conservatory or greenhouse in winter. Feed with a balanced liquid feed once a month and water freely with soft water during the growing season, but keep the compost reasonably dry throughout winter. Topdress or pot on in using ericaceous compost and lightly trim over-long shoots in mid to late spring.