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gardenia flowers don't last

Posted by chas045 7a (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 4, 11 at 15:41

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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RE: gardenia flowers don't last

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

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RE: gardenia flowers don't last

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

RE: gardenia flowers don't last

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


RE: gardenia flowers don't last

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


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

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