Hello. Just purchased a Sweet Tea Gardenia from Lowe’s. We live in Zone 7. May I grow Sweet Tea in a large container or do you recommend in-ground? Thanks so much. We love First Editions, we have many Sapphire Surf Caryopteris and just put in five Delta Blue Chaste shrubs.


Thank you for adding to your collection of First Editions plants! Sweet Tea Gardenia is cold hardy in your zone 7 garden. You will want to be certain to protect the roots from freezing so be certain to take a look at our guide on preparing plants for winter.