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Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 4' - 12'
Plant Spread: 2' plus
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: One of the darkest Green of all Gardenias
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years

Standard 'Aimee' Blooms

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Posted by JB (Wrightstown, New Jersey - Zone 6b) on Sep 18, 2011 11:10 AM

I have been propagating both standard and regular Jasminoides 'Aimee' for three years.
The flowers can get as large as 3 to 5 inches in size. You can cut them and if maintained properly they can last as long as a week as cut flowers in floral designs.

I have found the following: The speed of growth of these plants is fast. They like a lot of water and do better if you let them get a wee bit dry between watering but they may not get completely dry or the leaves will turn and drop, even if dry a very short time. They love full sun if they have plenty of water daily. Normally they like sun and partial shade. I grow only in containers. One of the most enjoyable plants I have ever grown.

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