Gardenia -Chuck Hayes (Hardy to zone 7?)
I have just ordered a gardenia 'Chuck hayes' and potted it in 8inch pot. The plant looks healthy with several small buds. I came to know this is hard for zone 7. I am in Fairfax, VA. Is is safe to plant this outside in our area, has anyone had any success with this gardenia in ground in Northern Virginia, if so can you share your experiences on caring for this plant. It is hard to maintain gardenia's indoors for longer periods, they are prone to chlorosis and mealy bugs infestation. I would like to maintain this plant indoors in pot until spring and see if I can move this into ground outside or maintain in pot forever.