Monday, September 24, 2007


Hi, I live in Lexington Ky I have a two year old gardenia that I have always taken inside in winter. It is now really large,do I have to take it inside in the winter?

Carolyn L.

Anne's response:

Florists gardenias are usually rated as being hardy to 30F. There are some cold hardy gardenias that are rated for areas that get as low as 10F which is a Zone 8 low temperature. Kentucky is usually considered as a Zone 6 plant hardiness state where temperatures can drop below Zero. Unless you have a very warm winter your plant will not survive outdoors.

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