Gardenias – Varieties

Q: I’m looking for gardenias that can withstand a cold winter. I have planted ‘August Beauty’ and they die each winter. What varieties do you recommend?

A: I’ve had good results with ‘Kleim’s Hardy’, also known as ‘Daisy’. It has a much more open habit than ‘August Beauty’ but likewise blooms sporadically through summer after its heavy and fragrant bloom period in May.

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