'Steady as She Goes' Gardenia


A Gardenia you can depend on! This introduction from Phil Dark gives you everything you need - heat tolerance, cold hardiness, and best of all, continuous blooming. You won't have to worry about flower buds dropping off due to bad weather, Steady as She Goes® will keep blooming up until frost. All the while being complemented beautifully by glossy, evergreen foliage.

Top reasons to grow Steady as She Goes gardenia:

- Improved heat tolerance.

- Continuous blooming.

- Cold hardiness. 

In short, when you plant it, you'll have a lot less worrying and a lot more enjoying to do!

Fragrant Flower
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming


Plant Type: 
Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
 36 - 60 Inches
 48 - 84 Inches
 48 - 84 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
 Dark Green
Container Role: 


Light Requirement: 
 Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category: 
Blooms On: 
 Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Hardiness Zones: 
Water Category: 
Needs Good Drainage
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
 Average Soil
 Border Plant
 Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Blooms for the entire growing season, so it's suitable for high traffic areas where its plentiful fragrant blooms can be enjoyed. 

Maintenance Notes: 

Needs well-draining, moist soil. Will get stressed and drop buds if there are any moisture issues.

Any pruning should be done in spring, and only to remove damaged or dead branches. 

Steady as She Goes® Gardenia jasminoides 'Prince Charles' USPP 29,304