Swan Queen®


A regal presence in the garden

Swan Queen® is a commanding, yet lovely, presence in the garden, with abundant, reblooming, double flowers covering a dense mound of glossy, green foliage. Her royal breeding shows, with superior pest and disease resistance; and cold tolerance. 


Gardenia jasminoides '4MARIAJ01' PPAF

Exquisitely shaped, double blooms 

Perfect for white gardens on moonlit nights

Double blooms glow. Green leaves shine.

Bountiful buds

Forms neat mounds of glossy, evergreen foliage and ivory-white flowers

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Swan Queen®

Plant Profile

Plant Type
Full Sun to Part Shade
Average Height
Average Width
Average Spacing
Hardiness Zones
Zone 6B-9
Soil Moisture
Well-drained, average moisture
Swan Queen®

Development Story

The Swan Series of gardenias were developed by our in-house horticulturist, Brian Jernigan, and his wife, Maria. They were striving to improve cold hardiness and disease resistance, while achieving beautiful blooms, reliable rebloom, and a compact habit.

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.

  • A classic beauty

    A classic beauty

    Gardenias are a classic choice for both formal and cottage gardens, combining the structure of a bold, evergreen shrub with richly fragrant, exquisite white blooms. 

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