Gardenia Plants
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Gardenia Does Not Bloom

Anonymous added on April 10, 2011 | Answered

Why doesn't my gardenia bloom? How can I take care of it better so it does bloom? Is the gardenia better suited to a pot or in the ground? What kind of fertilizer should I use?

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jasonlseward
Answered on April 11, 2011

You can grow them either in a pot or the ground, but in most climates they'll freeze out in the winter in a pot, should be fine in the ground. Try using a high phosphate fertilizer for blooming. Phosphate is the middle number. Example: A 9-59-14 is '59' phosphate. Anything that produces a flower or a fruit consumes more phosphates. Also, don't overwater. Too much water can reduce your blooms. You want the soil moist but not wet.

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