Why plant Jubilation™ Gardenia?
Jubilation is a word that means 'season of celebration' and we could not agree more with this meaning and the naming of the Jubilation Gardenia. This gardenia certainly throws it's own celebration full of snowy white double blooms that not only provide a sweet fragrance but also has a continuous blooming period that spans from late spring into the fall. Plant this celebration gardenia anywhere! Jubilation is most commonly used and ideal for specimen/focal point plants, decorative container or patio plants, or make your own flowering hedge!
Gardenias are native to Japan and Southern China where they can be found in areas that do not drop below 60 degrees. The name Gardenia is a homage to Dr. Alexander Garden, a Scottish-born American naturalist and contemporary of Carl Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy.
How to use Jubilation™ Gardenia in the landscape?
You will want Jubilation planted by every window! More compact growing than Frostproof and with the same glossy evergreen foliage and good deer resistance, this is enough to make this plant a winner. Now add in the most incredible fragrance on traditional looking beautiful white flowers in the summer and you will enjoy your Gardenia year round - especially each summer.
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
How To Plant Jubilation™ Gardenia
A heat loving evergreen shrub, Gardenia wants full sun (light shade in the afternoon in the southern end of its range works best). Make sure the soil around your Gardenia has a 2" covering of an organic mulch. Your gardenia will thrive best in a soil high in organic material. Gardenias do require consistent moisture but you don't want to plant it in soggy soil.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
While your Gardenia will not require much, prune as needed in late winter.