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Steady As She Goes Gardenia

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 3 - 5 Feet
  • Width 4 - 7 Feet
  • Growing Zones 7-10

The new Steady As She Goes Gardenia hybrid (Gardenia jasminoides) is bred to handle both heat and cold better than most. That is good news for gardeners who can’t get enough of the long-lasting fragrant flowers atop deep, glossy green leaves. This charmer produces elegant white flowers in spring and summer and its foliage stays on in winter for some deep green interest. As pretty as it smells, deer tend to ignore the shrub.

Steady As She Goes Gardenia blooms--well--steadily from spring through summer, and the continuous blooms need little help or time. All gardeners in zones 7 through 10 have to do is stop and smell the flowers! Place several of the nearly 5-foot high, 6-foot wide shrubs together to form a beautiful and aromatic border. Or add one to a patio container as the pot’s thriller and place it near where you enjoy cool summer evenings and the floral fragrance. It’s also a perfect focal plant, drawing the eye to the contrast of its soft white flowers and deep green foliage.

Steady As She Goes Gardenia Care

This gardenia flowers best when it gets full or partial sun of about 4 to 6 hours a day. It might benefit from some afternoon shade in the warmest of its growing regions, but Steady As She Goes is more heat tolerant than some gardenias. The soil should drain well and be more acidic than alkaline for best results.

This gardenia needs consistent watering and its flower buds will drop as a sign of too little water. Once past spring frost, feed with a balanced, extended-release fertilizer, preferably one intended for acid lovers like azaleas. Avoid fertilizing the shrub in fall. The shrub needs little pruning, but any trimming to remove dead or damaged branches should be done in spring. Avoid over-pruning.

Steady As She Goes Gardenia Spacing

For borders, space several of these gardenias according to their mature size, not their size at purchase. In general, place them at least 48 inches apart (from center to center) and up to 84 inches apart, depending on the effect you want (closer for a tight border or screen and further for a specimen plant.)

Steady As She Goes Gardenia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 3 - 5 Feet
Mature Width: 4 - 7 Feet
Plant Spacing: 4 - 7 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Seasonal Interest: Summer Spring
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
Resists: Deer
Features: Fragrant, Continuous Blooming or Reblooming
Uses: Border Plant Container Landscape Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Gardenia jasminoides 'Prince Charles' USPP 29,304

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.