The fruits are used to make medicine. Gardenia shrubs are prized by gardeners for their highly fragrant flowers and bright glossy evergreen foliage that s attractive year round.
Gardenia is a genus of flowering plants in the coffee family rubiaceae native to the tropical and subtropical regions of africa asia madagascar and pacific islands and australia.
Gardenia. Gardenias are known and grown for their intoxicating sweet fragrance produced by waxy white blossoms. The genus was named by carl linnaeus and john ellis after dr. A captivating perennial planting with rudbeckia salvia verbena and antirrhinum a long lasting summer border with just a few ingredients for a captivating result.
Intensely fragrant white blossoms contrast beautifully with shiny leathery dark green leaves. No plant expresses the grace of the south better than gardenia. However if gardenias are planted in soil that is too alkaline they are likely to yellow.
Gardenia is used for swelling inflammation liver disorders diabetes and other conditions but there is no good scientific evidence to. In fact in some areas gardenias require considerable maintenance. These beautiful evergreen plants boast shiny emerald green foliage.
When given the right growing conditions these heat loving shrubs will thrive. Alexander garden 1730 1791 a scottish born american naturalist. In borders gardenias need good drainage and acid soil containing lots of organic matter.
Beloved for their intoxicating fragrance and attractive waxy creamy white flowers contrasting beautifully with their shiny leathery dark green leaves gardenias are irresistible heat loving evergreen shrubs or trees. Double forms are classic corsage flowers. Primarily found outdoors in the south and grown for their fragrant flowers and handsome foliage gardenias gardenia augusta gardenia jasminoides are popular ornamental shrubs which are known for their finicky needs.
Gardenia is a plant.