Think growing gardenias is out of reach? You may want to give this compact gardenia a try. Unlike most gardenia cultivars, Grif's Select is reported to be winter hardy to zone 6 with some protection. Plant near an entrance to your home or a patio and enjoy its 3" white, daisy-like flowers and intense fragrance. The flowers look stunning against the glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage, and showy red seed capsules, or hips, add to its attractiveness. An introduction from the late J.C. Raulston of North Carolina State University, Grif's Select is noted for its compact form, small leaves and winter hardiness. It prefers neutral to acidic soil. Most gardenia cultivars are winter hardy to zones 7 or 8. It was reportedly developed from seed obtained by Michael Dirr from the Beijing Botanic Garden. Gardenia 'Grif's Select'
Gardenia jasminoides 'Grif's Select'
Sun Exposure:Partial Shade
Height/Habit:36 - 48 inches
Spread:36 - 48 inches
Spacing:36 - 48 inches
Winter Care:Not reliably hardy north of zone 7 or winter temperatures of 0 degrees F.
Flower Form:Corolla spreads out somewhat flat with layered petals.
Foliage Type:Evergreen, rounded at the tips with a glossy dark green color.
Pruning:Minimal pruning to shape plants. Any time during growing season.
Soil Requirement:Fertile, humus enriched soil that is neutral to acidic.
Additional Information:Introduction from the late J.C. Raulston of North Carolina State University.
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When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Perennials & Potted Plants
5/6/19 - 6/7/19
3/4/19 - 6/7/19
7A & 7B
2/25/19 - 6/7/19
8A & 8B
2/18/19 - 5/17/19
2/11/19 - 5/17/19
Last Order Date
Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 5-7: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 8-10: May 13th, 2019