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Nobody growing hardy gardenias?

Posted by bill_ri_z6b (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 29, 09 at 1:43

OK so Kleims and Chuck Hayes are old news and most people have not had success in zone 6 despite the nursery hype. So let's turn the page and discuss Frostproof and Diamond's Fragrant Delight. These are supposed to be the hardiest to date. I have a Frostproof planted out last spring which has made nice growth and will endure it's first winter soon. It's against a south facing stone wall and I plan to mulch lightly and lean an old window against the wall to protect and warm slightly. Yesterday I bought a Diamond's, which will winter in a pot in an unheated sunroom. Surprised by it's HUGE leaves! I walked right by it in the greenhouse the first time! Anyone have any success (or failures) with either of these?

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RE: Nobody growing hardy gardenias?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 30, 09 at 11:58

Hines collapsed, supposedly due to gross mismanagement so if you are interested in the Frostproof buy it while you can.

RE: Nobody growing hardy gardenias?

Not sure I understand your post. What is Hines? I already have "Frostproof" in my garden against the wall.

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