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Gardenia 'First Love' | Monrovia

Gardenia jasminoides 'First Love'
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Evergreen shrub with a compact, rounded habit and green foliage. Fragrant, double-white blooms in from late spring into summer. Used as an accent, espalier, border, or container plant.

Plant with Winter Daphne


  • Landscape Size: 4'-8' tall, 4-8' wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 7-9,12-16
  • Growth Habit: Compact, Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers, Evergreen

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers enriched, well draining and slightly acidic soil. Feed after bloom with acidic fertilizer. Prune in summer after blooming.



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