Gardenia Sun Requirements/Preferences
I recently planted a Chuck Hayes hardy gardenia in a sheltered area of my South-facing backyard. They require "partial sun," which is a vague term meaning anywhere from 3-6 hours of sunlight. What type of sun is optimal for hardy Gardenia to bloom well?
My backyard gets almost exclusively afternoon sun but depending on planting location, I can give the Gardenia up to 4 hours of more or less direct sun from about 2-6PM or I can give it filtered light/no more than 2 hours direct sun. Which setup is best for getting good blooms?