Blooming into late summer and early fall, Sweet Star® is covered in single flowers starting early May. Excellent rebloom throughout summer. Flowers are followed by pretty orange fruit. Plants are nicely rounded with glossy green leaves and stay very compact in habit. Sweet Star® originated from cold hardy wild collected Gardenia jasminoides seed from the Beijing Botanical Garden. Reliably cold hardy in zone 7, it came through the record-setting 2013-14 winter in Athens, GA with minimal frost damage. Makes up quickly in production. Bred by Plant Introductions, Inc.