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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 9a

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


Growth Rate



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


Double white fragrant blooms; reblooming spring through fall

Flowering Season

Spring to Fall

Fool Proof™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in spring


If needed, prune to shape after spring bloom


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 77379 is located in Zone: 9a with a temperature range of: 20 to 25 °F.