Gardenia-August Beauty GardeniaScientific Name: Gardenia augusta
Best Planted In Zone: 7-11
Fragrant, pure white (2-3) inch blossoms define the fantastic August Beauty Gardenia! These wonderful evergreen shrubs are prized for their endurance, needing very little care or maintenance, and the two things they love most are plenty of sun and an audience! Plant one (or more!) in a transition area and you'll love the fragrance and showy white blossoms throughout the spring and summer. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11.
Most PlantMeGreen plants can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
August Beauties are evergreen shrubs that like lots of sun for the best blooming (more shade, less blooming) and plenty of water for the first year (to establish the root system) followed by a regular schedule (do not ever over-saturate but maintain a moist soil). An annual fertilizer works best and will maintain the deep, lustrous green foliage. Follow specific instructions on your package and use care, since most gardenias do not need fertilizing until they have become established. Now it’s time to let it grow and show it off!!!!!