Why are my Gardenias turning yellow?
My Gardenia leaves are turning yellow and droopy. I don't know what is wrong. They are in direct sunlight and get plenty of water when needed.
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Although gardenias can tolerate some direct sun, they will need shade for most of the day. They do best with just a few hours of morning sun, and the rest of the day should be shaded, or dappled light.
They are also not cold tolerant, but this should be less of a concern in your area. They are fully hardy in your zone.
This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/gardenia-plant.htm