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Gardenia augusta 'O So Fine' is a compact, low growing shrub with prolific, perfumed white flowers. It has great dense growth, which makes the plant a great weed smothering ground cover plant, as well as a brilliant flowerer. Likes full sun to part shade, and can tolerate dry spells. A lovely plant for containers as well groundcover, and looks pretty spilling over raised beds. Yellowing foliage can be from magnesium deficiency, which can be remedied with a handful of epsom salts applied to the plant.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer
The flowers are perfumed
Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.8
Scale, mealy bug
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.