$14.95 – $27.95CODE: G64872
Gardenia augusta ‘Florida’
Gardenia Florida is an evergreen shrub with lush, glossy green foliage. From late Spring to Autumn, highly fragrant white flowers will emerge at the tips of the branches. Ideal as a low hedge or feature plant and perfect for planting near entertaining or outdoor areas where the fragrance can be enjoyed. Gardenia Florida requires frequent watering throughout the growing seasons and fertilise every 4-6 weeks with Harry’s Gardenia Food to keep them thriving. Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plants in spring will help retain moisture in the soil and around the roots during dry spells. Best used in potted displays, low hedge or as a feature plant.
Position: Part shade
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Make sure to prepare the soil before planting. Mixing in a bag of well-aged animal manure or compost can help to conditions and revitalise tired soil. Make sure to blend with the pre-existing ground, mixing thoroughly. Once the soil has been prepare, dig a hole which is broader, but not deeper, than what the original size of the pot the plant has come in. Position the plant in the hole and backfill any gaps with the excess soil. Give the plant a deep soaking of water to help settle the roots.
The container chosen needs to be large enough for the plant selected. Never pot a plant into a container which is too small. Use a premium quality potting mix as this has all the added fertilisers and wetting agents required for having a healthy plant.