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Gardenia Hybrid ‘Leesix’ PP32472

Creating fragrant gardens is simple with this disease-resistant, compact, upright, easy-to-grow gardenia. Double, pure white, fragrant blooms emerge in late spring and rebloom through fall.

Sunset Zones

4–5 (with protection) 6–24

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–10

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 9b

Fool Proof™ Features

Plant Dimensions

3-4' H x 3' W

Landscape Use

Container, Cottage/Informal, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Garden Bed, Mass planting, Poolside

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Moderate

Exposure

Full coastal sun to part shade in hotter climates

Special Feature

Aromatic, Attracts Pollinators, Compact habit, Cut Flowers, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Longer Blooming, Reblooming, Year-Round Interest

Feature

Double white fragrant blooms; reblooming spring through fall

Flowering Season

Spring to Fall

Fool Proof™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established

Fertilizer

Fertilize yearly in spring

Pruning

If needed, prune to shape after spring bloom

Soil

Well-drained garden soil w/ rich organic matter

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 93611 is located in Zone: 9b with a temperature range of: 25 to 30 °F.