Care Level: Plays Hard to Get
Pet Friendly: Warning
Toxic to pets if ingested.
Origins: Native to southern China and Japan
Fun Facts: Gardenias origina...
Gardenias originate from the coffee plant family, 'Rubiaceae.' The gardenia is named after a famous botanist, Dr. Alexander Garden. The fruit of the gardenia is used for Chinese medicinal purposes to treat a number of illnesses.