If the plant does get leggy and long, tip prune or hard prune in the winter to allow for new shoots and bushier growth.
You can propagate these plants by soft wood cuttings in autumn and winter.
Flowers are often used in weddings or as a fragrant cut flower indoors.
Great for therapeutic gardens for their lovely scent, soft petals and no tool are required to remove the dead flowers making it easy for anyone to perform this task
Gardenia Magnifica – G. Jasminoides ‘Magnifica’
This Gardenia has a lovely soft bloom and is quite well perfumed. It can grow up to 2.5 metres high and produces larger flowers compared to other Gardenia varieties and cultivars.
Gardenia Florida - G. augusta ‘Florida’
This plant can tolerate both part shade and full sun. It has large glossy leaves that have a lovely contrast with the soft flowers when they appear. Can grow to 1.5 metre tall and is great for soft and informal hedging.
Gardenia Radicans – G. augusta ‘Radicans’
Smaller growing variety that grows best in full sun, but can still handle part shaded conditions. This plant has smaller leaves than the ‘Florida’ and grows to about 0.5 metre tall and 1.5 metre wide. Flowers are small, but still fragrant. Great for an alternative low ground cover in garden beds.