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Gardenia

Name

Pronounced gar-DEE-nee-ya, also known as cape jasmine is named after the American botanist Dr. Alexander Garden

Description

Evergreen flowering shrub, with thick and rubbery leaves, delicate creamy-white flowers and an incredible fragrance

Origin

China, Taiwan and Japan

Availability

Primarily from June to September

Care tips

Should be handled with great care as the delicate flowers tend to bruise and turn brown easily. Keep the flowers very cool and mist regularly. Position the plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil.