Whimsical Fragrant Flowers

This evergreen beauty has whimsical flowers, an intoxicating fragrance and repeat blooms from late spring through fall.  The glossy green foliage provides year round interest.  Exceptionally cold hardy.


Gardenia augusta PP#22,510

Pinwheel® Gardenia

Intensely fragrant blooms

Repeat blooms throughout the summer

Exceptionally cold hardy

Great for container planting

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Plant Profile

Plant Type
Full Sun to Part Shade
Average Height
4' to 4'
Average Width
4' to 4'
Average Spacing
4' to 4'
Hardiness Zones
Zone 6-9 (-10°F to 30°F) (-23°C to -1°C)
Soil Moisture
Well-drained, semi-moist

Features & Uses


  • Disease resistant
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Repeat Blooming
  • Fragrant
  • Mildew resistant

Garden Uses:

  • Border
  • Container
  • Mass Planting
  • Specimen

General Maintenance


  • Pruning is not required, but if you need to prune to maintain a desired size do so after flowering.


  • Apply general purpose fertilizer in the spring when new growth appears. Check with your preferred garden center for your specific area.

Companion Plants

There are several plants that would make great companions in the garden or landscape.
The key to companion planting is selecting plants with similar cultural requirements. Below are a few suggestions:


Combine with Dragonwing Begonia, Creeping Jenny, Pennisetum Jade Princess and Purple Fountain Grass.

Acid-loving evergreens

Acid-loving evergreens

Prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil. When planting, condition the soil with plenty of organic matter. Mulch after planting to maintain moisture in the soil. The Swan Maiden™, Swan Princess™ Heaven Scent® and Pinwheel® Gardenia are perfect choices for container gardens. Rely on gardenias to offer evergreen structure, enhanced by fragrant summer blooms. By combining with annuals and perennials, their repeat blooming habits and glossy evergreen foliage add year round interest to your patio or garden. Remember to place them where you will enjoy the wonderful fragrance.

  • In the Garden

    In the Garden

    Enjoy the intoxicating fragrance and evergreen beauty of Pinwheel® in the garden. The large whimsical blooms add a little fun to the landscape as a specimen or selection in a mixed shrub border

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