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Evergreen shrub cultivated for its exquisitely fragrant flowers and handsome foliage. This variety blooms all season. Use as accent in containers, shrub gardens, the interior landscape, or cut flower bouquets. Prefers humus-rich, moist, well-drained, neutral to acid (sour) soil. Prune after flowering.

Companion Plants

Italian Cypress

Spreading Juniper

Yaupon Holly

Plant Details

  • Common name


  • Botanical name

    Gardenia jasminoides

  • Variety

    August Beauty

  • Zone

    USDA Zone 8 (10°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    4-6' (1-2 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use acidic in fall

  • Water

    2-3 times per week

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Apply mulch