Van Chaplin and Joseph De Sciose

Growing Gardenias

Sultry as a summer evening and as intoxicating as an exotic perfume, the scent of gardenias is unforgettable. The blossoms are just as enticing, unfurling into velvety flowers in early evening's warmth and humidity. We've highlighted a few champion varieties and offered tips to make sure your gardenias look (and smell) their best.

DID YOU KNOW? Gardenias originated in the Orient but are named in honor of Dr. Alexander Garden, an 18th-century botanist and physician from Charleston, South Carolina.

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