Gardenia Steady as She Goes™

Gardenia Steady as She Goes™
Gardenia Steady as She Goes™

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Exceptionally cold hardy & heat tolerant for a gardenia | Flowers continuously until first frost
SKU 44138
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Key Characteristics

7 - 10

Mature Height

5 Feet

Mature Width

7 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay

Description / Gardenia Steady as She Goes™

A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub, Gardenia Steady as She Goes™ is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that grows to approximately 3 to 5 feet tall and 4 to 7 feet wide. This freely branching shrub adds lovely structure and texture to the garden with gorgeous shimmery foliage, which stays dense and beautiful 12 months of the year. And Steady as She Goes blooms like crazy, continuously setting buds on old wood from spring right through to the first frost. The bright white double blooms look absolutely vibrant against the dense, dark green leaves. Romantic and sweetly scented, the seemingly endless flowers attract pollinators to the garden, including butterflies, and make exceptional cuts for indoor displays. Just place cut flowers in a cool spot and mist frequently with water. Short-stemmed flowers are often floated in a shallow glass bowl.

A Gardenia jasminoides, commonly called gardenia or cape jasmine, Steady as She Goes has an upright, mounding habit and a slow, steady growth rate. The shrub makes a stunning specimen, foundation, or container plant; and it's a welcome addition to beds and borders. But it creates a gorgeous flowering hedge when massed. It's especially nice planted around high traffic areas, like patios and walkways, where its wonderful fragrance will be especially appreciated.

Steady as She Goes is winter hardy for a gardenia. It grows best in sunny to partly sunny locations with moist, well-draining soil, but it tolerates clay, loam, and sandy soils. Steady as She Goes is bred to be heat tolerant, but some afternoon shade may be beneficial in hot climates. Keep the shrub moist until established then water deeply and less frequently as needed during the growing season. Fertilize in spring and prune to remove damaged or dead branches. This gardenia is very deer resistant resistant.

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Gardenia
Species jasminoides
Variety 'Prince Charles'
Plant Patent PP29,304
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 7
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Mid Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Fall
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Fall Color, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Specimen
Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions AZ, GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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