Asked by: Yongkang Rettig
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th May, 2020

Can Gardenias grow in Tennessee?

I spent some time gathering information about growing gardenias in our area (Middle Tennessee is in USDA Hardiness Zone 7a), and must report that “finicky” is a word often used to describe this beautiful, fragrant shrub. Gardenias grow best in the ground in Zones 8 – 10, the lower south.

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Simply so, where is the best place to plant a gardenia bush?

Light. Choose a sunny or partially shady spot for the gardenia, preferably close to a window or porch so you can reap the benefits of the plant's fragrance. Do not plant too close to concrete, as this may interfere with the acidity of the soil.

Subsequently, question is, what plants grow well in Tennessee? Best Perennials for Nashville and Middle Tennessee

  • Clump verbena (Verbena canadensis)
  • Coneflowers (Rudbeckia spp.)
  • Northern Sea Oats (Can also take shade)
  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Big Sky hybrid coneflowers (Echinacea)
  • Swamp sunflowers (Helianthus simulans)
  • Yarrows (Achillea spp.)
  • Wormwoods (Artemisia spp.)

Similarly one may ask, can you grow gardenias in Washington state?

Gardenias Outdoors in Seattle - Knowledgebase Question. Gardenias are only marginally hardy in Seattle (Kleim is hardy to about zero degrees; augusta is hardy to 20 degrees). While Kleim will show some foliage damage during the winter months if left outdoors, the roots will survive if you mulch over the top of the soil

What grows well with gardenias?

You can plant your gardenias with other shade-loving plants such as the cast iron plant, begonias, impatiens, ferns and philodendrons or with other shade-loving shrubs such as honeysuckle or viburnum.

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