Hardy tropicals are something we have specialized in for the past 15 years. We are proud to say that we carry not only the best, but also the largest selection within the Niagara Region. We stand firm in the belief that hardy tropicals are not just for collectors anymore. Between you and us, there is something extremely satisfying in successfully growing plants that most books tell you shouldn’t be grown here in the Niagara Region- maybe it’s the rebel in us.

Native to China and Japan, Kleim’s Gardenia produce show-stopping white fragrant blooms on stems with dark glossy green leaves. Mulch these plants to keep them moist in summer, and prune right after flowering to remove any unwanted branches and finished blooms. It can tolerate sun, but should be planted in an area that has protection from the reflected heat of hardscape. We suggest planting these near well-frequented outdoor spaces such as patios and pools, to appreciate its heavenly fragrance. Gardenias should be watered at their base rather than overhead, to prevent leaf-spotting.

We will ship you a 1 gallon pot, plant size is roughly 9-12 cm in height. 

  • Canadian Zone: 7b-8a
  • Exposure: Sun/shade

Please be aware of what planting zone you are located in while purchasing these specimens. If you fall below a zone 6, we suggest you bring these indoors for the winter months. We recommend winter protection for hardy tropicals in any zone, 6 or higher, to ensure winter survival. 

Rice Road does not warranty hardy tropicals. While we guarantee that you will receive a healthy plant, we do not offer any growing warranty.

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