DIsappointed in Hardy Gardenia
I bought a Grifts Select hardy gardenia and it is doing fine in a tera cota pot in full sun, it just keeps blooming for a couple of months now...
it doesn't smell.
I have to pull a flower off to get any scent at all.
The flowers are small single flowers, not especially attractive, but the foliage is a beautiful dark green.
My neighbors japanese honeysuckle smells heavenly on a hot night, but this gardenia plant doesn't smell at all.
That was the only reason I wanted a gardenia.
I was at a local nursery about 2 months ago and there was a tall gardenia plant with gorgeous double flowers that smelled so strong I noticed the plant by the smell.
It was $60.00. Oh well.
I don't know if I am going to bother to keep this plant.
I will have to bring it in, along with my beautiful hibs and mandeville vine, and I really don't think it is worth the "space" if you know what I mean.
Does anyone have a hardy gardenia that smells good?
(without having to pick off a flower to smell it?)