gardenia flowers don't last

chas045(7b)June 4, 2011

I planted several gardenias 3 or 4 years ago. They are growing very well and all flower profusely. Perhaps I wasn't paying attention in previous years, but this year with at least two types, the flowers have only lasted two or three days before turning brown. I have been having a similar reaction with an azaela that I was told was a nasty fungus. The gardenias are not near that azalea but I am wondering if they might have a similar problem. How long are gardenia flowers supposed to last?

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mehitabel(z6 MO)

Mine, on several different varieties, last only a couple of days on healthy plants with no fungus or pests. I think yours are ok.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 3:52PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Normal

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 12:07PM
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chas045(7b)

Thanks for your feedback. buyorsell: see you over in ponds.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 9:39AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Ponds? I just created one. I just might take a gander!

Mike

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 9:09PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Awww, your first pond. :) I have over a dozen now including container ponds. They are sooooo addictive.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 11:43AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Some waterlilies are very fragrant, lotus are too and some foliage plants like Acoris (sweetflag) are fragrant when brushed or crushed.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 11:45AM
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