Variegated Dwarf Radicans Gardenia
Gardenias are well loved for their fragrance and Variegated Dwarf Gardenia combines a heavenly scent in a compact size making it ideal for containers or small space gardens.
- Attracts Humming Birds and Bees!
- Beautiful Fragrant Flowers
- Extremely Fragrant
- Great for Landscape Borders
Lovely white is broadly striped across the leaves of this miniature growing dwarf Radicans Gardenia adding soft light to cool garden spaces. Highly fragrant double white blooms are nearly lost among the variegation in summer season. A hard to find selection of the popular Dwarf Gardenia.
Gardenias are well loved for their fragrance and Variegated Dwarf Gardenia combines a heavenly scent in a compact size making it ideal for containers or small space gardens. It only grows 6-8” tall and has small green leaves with yellow bands of variegation. The white flowers emerge spring to summer, and have the gardenia fragrance so many seek out. This rare Variegated Dwarf Gardenia will be one of your favorite fragrance plants.
The variegated dwarf Radicans Gardenia loves well drained acidic soil and does well in part shade conditions. A vigorous growing flowering shrub that keeps the garden scented and attracts hummingbirds. Expect foliage to stay strong all year round. The evergreen nature means reliable structure. The variegated dwarf gardenia can also be an indoor favorite with sufficient lighting.
How Far Apart Should These Shrubs Be Planted?
Space 3-4 feet apart to accomodate a 2-4 foot spread.
What Are Good Companion Plants For Gardenias?
Hostas, ferns, and camellias pair up well with gardenias in groupings or as border plants.
What Are Some Landscaping Ideas For Dwarf Gardenia Radicans?
Gardenia shrubs make perfect accents near patios, windows and anywhere their sweet smell can be enjoyed.
The variegated dwarf Radicans Gardenia are moderate feeders so be careful not to over fertilize which would aggravate the root system and may end up causing root rot. The greatest challenge to growing Gardenias is root disease, long periods of wet soil, cool temps and low sun exposure all make for a tuff task. These Gardenias thrive in acidic soils with good drainage and love the morning sun exposure with filtered sun in the afternoons. Gardenias can be susceptible to spider mite, mealy bug, scale and whitefly.
Bring soil to a visual dryness between waterings. When watering, saturate the soil until water drips from the bottom of your plant pot. Gardenias love growing in clay pots which also promote healthy root growth. Allowing your soil to become alkaline will turn the leaves a pale green to yellow color and the flower growth will stop. Be sure to keep these between a 4.5 to 6.0 ph scale.
Growing to a height of 1 to 2 feet in height and 2 to 3 feet in width, the variegated dwarf Radicans Gardenia is great for planting in groupings or used as landscape borders. Loving a break from cooler northern winds and midday sun exposure. USDA Zones 8, 9 & 10 is where these beauties thrive. Gardenia shrubs make perfect accents near patios, windows and anywhere their sweet smell can be enjoyed.
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|Mature Height||1-2 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|