Before choosing which gardenia is right for your garden, you'll need to consider a few things:

  • Sunlight. All gardenias need full sun to partial shade, so be sure you can plant them where they'll get at least 4 hours of direct sun per day. They thrive best with morning sun and afternoon shade for protection from the intense sun, especially in summer.
  • Size. There are many varieties of gardenias with different mature sizes, so be sure to check labels before purchasing or ask Pike's knowledgeable associates for recommendations based on your space.
  • Flower type. Some gardenias have single-blooms (with one row of petals), while others have double-blooms (with more petals) that almost looks like rose blooms. Both types are lovely and you can mix and match for variety in your garden.