Gardenia Flower

Gardenias are subtropical plants that thrive in warm, humid weather. Most gardenias are hardy in zones 8-11, though a few varieties hardy to zone 7 have been developed and a few are only hardy in zones 10 and 11.  Gardenias can be grown in pots and brought inside in cold climates. See How To Care For Gardenias  for more information.


I planted a small gardenia bush 3 years ago. Last year I had a few blooms in the spring.  Later I moved my little bush to a more appropriate location in the yard with partial shade.  It has done well since the move but hasn’t grown much as it adjusts.  This spring I have found several little flowers.  I cut the first flower, brought it inside, placed it in a little glass of water,  and took photos from all angles.





















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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

35 thoughts to “Gardenia Flower”

  1. Carol – with its new location, I hope it brings you flowers for years to come! If only there was a way for us to smell it as well! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  2. I hope your gardenia continues to grow and thrive in its new location. It’s a beautiful, fragrant flower that won’t grow in my climate, but I can enjoy it virtually.

    1. yes the little plant is much happier I think — we’ll see if it grows bigger this year

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