What type of gardenia can I use for west facing garden in Perth. Roses grow well.in the same area. Feeding?
Gardenias like to grow in full sun, ideally protected from the hot afternoon sun. The harsh westerly sun in summer can cause the leaves to yellow, so if you can provide shelter (ie, shade cloth or similar) that would be ideal. Try 'Professor Pucci', 'Florida' or 'Magnifica'.
Ensure you feed regularly throughout the flowering season with a complete fertiliser. Try Yates Thrive Natural Roses & Flowers Organic Based Pelletised Plant Food. Click here for more information:
Answered: 3 Nov, 2020