Posted by Scott_6B on 10/3/2015, 10:08 am, in reply to "Re: Gardenias
Ron, I always enjoy those pics of the Grif's Select, too bad its gone.
I agree with the questionable hardiness ratings on Gardenias. I don't think any of them (at least up here in New England) are reliably hardy, our winters are just too long.
The Crown Jewel is a decent one to try. Of the ones I tested, I would rank it #2 behind Grif's Select. Good recovery after winter, but it was the first to show damage to the leaves. Grif's and Summer Snow had by far the most cold tolerant leaves.