If you like brilliant white flowers with delightful fragrance, then you should consider planting Gardenias. With a little care these plants will flourish in most gardens, rewarding you with lush deep green foliage and sweet perfumed white flowers year after year.

VARIETIES
Gardenias come in a variety of different styles and all of them have dark green foliage with white flowers. The main highlight of gardenias is the captivating perfume.

SOIL & POSITION
Gardenias require pH range from acidic to just on neutral of about 5.5 to 6.5. As well as this, they also require a well-drained soil rich in organic matter. To improve the soil before planting, dig in Searles® Azalea & Camellia Specialty mix and also add some Searles® Azalea & Camellia Plant Food.

Depending upon the variety, gardenias require a semi-shade to full sun position. Check this with your local garden centre, so they can advise the best variety to suit your garden.

GARDENIAS FOR POTS
Gardenias also grow very well in pots and make great feature plants. The added advantage of growing them in pots is that they are easy to move about, and when in flower can be shifted to an area where the beautiful fragrance will be most appreciated.

When planting into pots, plant up with Searles® Azalea & Camellia Specialty mix.

FEEDING & PRUNING
Gardenias respond well to feeding and pruning. Once pruned they will burst with new growth.

To fertilise, use Searles Flourish® for Azaleas, Camellias & Gardenias.
So for beautifully fragrant Gardenias

• Plant into Searles® Azalea & Camellia Specialty mix and add Searles® Azalea & Camellia Plant Food
• Fertilise with Searles Flourish® for Azaleas, Camellias & Gardenia.
Growing Gardenias is rewarding as they are such easy plants to grow and their fragrant flowers are such a delight.


Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.

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