Help choosing gardenia for a low hedge
We'd like to plant a gardenia hedge along the side borders of our yard and we're looking for advice since we've never attempted to grow gardenia.
We live in Jacksonville, Fl zone 8b. Our front yard faces west and gets full sun essentially the entire day. We do get frosts on the winter. What variety has the best opportunity for thriving as a hedge? How important is it to get a grafted, nematode resistant variety? We've only seen options online. Our local nursery told us to come back in the spring. We've looked at "frost proof" "First love", "everblooming", "mystery", "Chuck Hayes" and "August beauty" .
We're overwhelmed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you