Gardenia 'Veitchii'

Gardenia jasminoides 'Veitchii'

Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:Plays Hard to Get

  • Overall Size: 8" to 12" W 16" to 24" H

If you dream of waking up to a sweet aromatic fragrance with large, lush blooms, this plant is an excellent addition to the patio! The Gardenia jasminoides 'Veitchii' or Cape Jasmine can bloom from mid-spring to fall. It's a great evergreen addition outside in 8-11 planting zones or an indoor plant in winter months. Add this gorgeous specimen to your repertoire.

*May or may not ship with bloom or bud - typically blooms mid-spring to fall

Plant - Gardenia 'Veitchii'
Gardenia 'Veitchii'

About Gardenia 'Veitchii'

Gardenia 'Veitchii' is a fragrant patio container plant or arranged in the landscape where the plant hardiness zone is above 8. Its small nature maxes out at 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Give it full sun (6-8 hours) to partial shade (4-6 hours). The showy white fragrant flowers are a favorite in wedding bouquets with their green, glossy evergreen leaves!

Care Level: Plays Hard to Get

This beauty is worth the extra TLC to enjoy it's rich fragrance.

Pet Friendly: Warning

This plant can be mildly toxic to animals and lead to gastrointestinal problems.


Native to southern China and Japan

Fun Facts

Gardenias originate from the coffee plant family, 'Rubiaceae.' The gardenia is named after a famous botanist, Dr. Alexander Garden. The fruit of the gardenia is used for Chinese medicinal purposes to treat a number of illnesses.

Plant - Gardenia 'Veitchii'

Great For People Who…

  • Great for people who nurture their plants like their children
  • Great for people who love flowering plants
Plant - Gardenia 'Veitchii'

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with higher ceilings
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces with shelving or with an upward climbing trellis

Gardenia jasminoides 'Veitchii' Care Guide

  • High

    Indoors: Bright, indirect light (southern exposure) all day long. Outdoors: full sun (6-8 hours) to light shade with morning sun and afternoon shade.

  • Medium

    Keep it evenly moist but not soggy. When the top 1" soil is dry, water thoroughly.

  • Medium

    50-60% is ideal. Run a humidifier or use a tray of pebbles with water in the pebbles. Do not group with other plants since it needs good air flow.

  • 60 to 70

    65-70°F (daytime); 60-62°F (night time) is required for buds to form

  • 8|9|10

    Outdoors in full sun (6-8 hrs.), to part sun (4-6 hrs.) where nights are above 50°F. Indoors in bright indirect light on a southern exposure all day.

  • Monthly

    Use a 6-4-4 fertilizer or a slow release. Dilute to half strength of avoid burning the roots. If there are yellow leaves but green veins, it could be chlorosis and in need of iron.

  • 2 Years

    Use a pot with drainage holes. Cover the hole with broken chards. Fill the container's bottom with a few inches of soil to bring your plant height to about an inch below the planter's top. Stabilize the top of the soil and flip upside down, and gently tug on the grower pot to loosen and remove. Observe the root system. If thick and entangled, loosen the roots and pull apart. Keep your hand on the root system for support and place the plant inside the pot. Gently add soil around the space between the pot and the soil. Pack in firmly and fill up to the soil level. (Careful to leave a 1-inch lip above the soil for watering.) Please do not add more soil around the stem, as this could deprive it of oxygen. Use rich potting mix and add compost and slow-release fertilizer about every four weeks. Water well following the watering instructions and enjoy the exotic smells of this lovely addition to the patio garden!

  • Bi-annually

    Prune or shape your plant while in dormancy to promote branching and compact growth or to tame rogue branches. Pick up spent blooms off the ground or any fallen leaves. Keep the ground clean and remove any dead, damaged or diseased limbs. This cleaning will detract from pests and diseases. Trim faded flowers below the leaf node to promote continual blooms.

  • Stem Cutting

    Use hand pruners and cut at a 45° angle at least 6-8 inches long off at right below a leaf node. Remove the leaves on the bottom half of the branch. Then cut the remaining leaves in half to still promote photosynthesis but not take excess energy away from the rooting system. Use a sterilized knife or box cutter to scrape the stem down to the green inner growth, breaking through the outer layer. Dip in root hormone (mixed in water at a paste consistency) and place in damp, well-draining, moist potting soil mix and tamp down around the stem to secure it. Use a container that has drainage and is deep enough for the roots to grow. Plant at least 1-2 inches down into the soil. Mist inside a clear plastic bag to create moisture and humidity. Place the bag over the top of the plantings and let it set over the planter. There is no need to tie off the bag but allow a little airflow under and into the planting pot. Set it in bright, indirect sunlight while they are rooting. Check the moisture and humidity each day and add misting to keep the soil moist while the roots establish.

    After 6-8 weeks, roots will begin to form. You can tug onto the stem to ensure the roots are establishing. When temperatures are warm outside, transplant into the garden for years of enjoyment!

Gardenia 'Veitchii'

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