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Gardenia is a genus of evergreen flowering shrubs and trees native to tropical and sub-tropical Australia, Asia and Africa. They are prized for their strong sweet aroma and large flowers.

Gardenia prefer sheltered humid locations, and acidic well-drained soil. Specialized potting mixes are available. They do not tolerate frost. Fertilize well with an organic mix.

More information:

Gardenia at Janine’s Garden

Growing Gardenias at Burke’s Backyard

Home Soil Testing: Taking A Sample at Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Gardenia at Clemson University Extension

The Gift Of Flowers at Suite101

Gifts for the gardenia lover:

Gardenia Bonsai

Gardenia Elizabeth Taylor Perfume

Gardenia Passion Perfume by Annick Goutal

Gardenia Candles

In Your Garden:

Do you have gardenias in your garden? If you do, we’d love to hear your comments on this popular flowering shrub.