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Gardenia augusta radicans 'Silver Lining'
Gardenia augusta radicans 'Silver Lining'

Gardenia augusta radicans 'Silver Lining'

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Silver Lining Dwarf Gardenia. I found this selection in an outstanding home garden in Charleston, SC. It has the same growth habit of the typical "Radicans" cultivar except that the foliage is a pewter-green with a fine irregular white margin. When I "Google" for a variegated dwarf Gardenia, this cultivar will come up as well as the 'Radicans Variegated' that we also have. So I have taken it upon myself to christen this cultivar as 'Silver Lining.' It is truly outstanding and always garners attention by everyone that sees it. From a distance it appears to be a silver mound of foliage, closely resembling a narrow leaf cultivar of Asiatic Jasmine. It has the same double fragrant flowers as 'Radicans.' It is best grown giving it some protection from cold winter winds and site it so that it does not get early morning sun on cold winter days, as this will result in foliage burn. It performs quite well under filtered sun conditions. Amazingly, we have found this cultivar to be more cold-hardy than 'Radicans', and we have seen this with several variegated plants. We are thinking that the reason might be that with its heavily variegated foliage, its growth shuts down well before cold weather ensues, making it less prone to cold damage.

Zones 7b-10