Gardenia jasminoides - Rubiaceae

                The above picture shows a smaller cultivar of  Gardenia jasminoides which can reach a height

                of 3' to 4' ( 90 cm to 1.20 m ).

                Gardenias should be planted in full sun to light shade and prefer an acid soil rich in organic

                material. The highly fragrant flowers will only appear if temperatures are suitable.

                ( temperatures from 60 degrees to 70 degrees Fahrenheit seem to be ideal )

                Gardenias are evergreen shrubs originating from China and Japan and have been in cultivation

                for hundreds of years for their beautiful flowers.

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