Vareigated gardenia- bud drop
I love fragnant plants but have stayed away from gardenia, due to all the fuss they are (at least that is what I am told!!) I finally caved and am trying a couple now. my first one was a variegated one that I acquired in a swap (dont know cutlivar) that did very well the next spring and put out a whole lot of blooms, that were pale yellow, albeit very fragnant.
This year, complete different story- they set bud, but dropped every single one! Please tell me what could be wrong. I have this plant in a 14" pot, outdoors, afternoon shade (TX, Zone 7a) and indoors in a heated sunroom during winter. I did not change the location or pot this year.
Any suggestions as to what I can do?
In addition, my "frost proof" gardenia that I planted this spring in a flower bed,are looking pathetic after they finished blooming, and 2 out of 5 died! I am now an official gardenia killer..please help!