Gardenia 'Veitchii' is a fragrant patio container plant or arranged in the landscape where the plant hardiness zone is above 8. Its small nature maxes out at 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Give it full sun (6-8 hours) to partial shade (4-6 hours). The showy white fragrant flowers are a favorite in wedding bouquets with their green, glossy evergreen leaves!
Care Level: Plays Hard to Get
Pet Friendly: Warning
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.