The ′Crown Jewel′ Gardenia was selected from a controlled cross of ‘Kleim′s Hardy’ and ‘Chuck Hayes’ and developed by Oakmont Nursery in Chatham County, North Carolina. Oakmont′s owner and breeder was inspired in his efforts by the late JC Raulston, of the JC Raulston Arboretum of North Carolina State University, and Dr. Michael Dirr of the University of Georgia.
- Double Bloom and Cold Hardiness
- Dwarf Spreading Habit
- Soft Texture
- Heavy Bloomset and Double Fragrant Blooms