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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