What's your question? Ask

Gardenia Plants

Q.Can You Plant Gardenia Scent Station Plants In The Winter

Zone Jacksonville florida | Anonymous added on January 9, 2021 | Answered

I live here in Jacksonville Florida. Homedepot is selling gardenia station plants. Is it ok to plant now in the month of January?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 9, 2021

Your minimum winter temperatures on the USDA plant hardiness map in Jacksonville dips below freezing (zone 9a; 20 to 25 degrees F). But online weather maps say average temps in Jacksonville rarely get below freezing in winter. Gardenia is generally hardy in zones 8 to 11, but there are more cold hardy varieties now.

If your experience is that Jacksonville stays above freezing this time of year, go ahead and plant it. If you have doubts, go ahead and buy it, but keep it inside or in the garage till all danger of frost has passed. Then plant it outside.


Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Gardenia Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert