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.
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
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
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
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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