'Kleim's Hardy' has incredible gardenia fragrance and is hardy to minus 18 degrees Celsius! Go figure.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! This is a HARDY gardenia! The star-like single flowers of 'Kleim's Hardy' have an intense and intoxicating fragrance and appear most profusely in early summer and sporadically thereafter. This extremely hardy selection has survived minus 18 degrees Celsius! Prefers full sun to light shade and will bloom best where walls or patios provide extra night time warmth in spring and summer. Plant in a protected location just to be safe. Evergreen.
Common Name: Hardy Gardenia
Family: Rubiaceae (The Madder Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7b-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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