Very fragrent 2-3" flowers, suitable for cut flowers and corsages.
Gardenia Bud Dubai UAE zone 11 Jan 2003
This is the only decent flower I could find. Most people cultivate it on high pH conditions, and most plants I know never get very healthy. Rio de Janeiro, early summer.
Dubai UAE zone 11 Feb 2004
thirty-something year old shrub, which has outgrown its bed. 5 ft tall, 8 ft wide
This is the cultivar Miami Supreme; its flowers are larger than most
can you smell her? mmmm
Gardenia jasminoides only reaches 6" in height but flowers all summer.
I have had this gardenia for seven years and It has only got frost bit once so I cut it back and it came out in the spring and has been thriving eversince and that was two years ago.
this plant is over 10' tall and 15' wide.
top view of plant next to my front porch
I have this bush were I can enjoy the fragrance at all times.
Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/