|Gardenia, Cape Jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides)|
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Purity; Sweet love; You're lovely; Secret love; Refine
A member of the Rubiaceae family, the gardenia is commonly called cape jasmine. It grows on a shrub that's related to the coffee family and produces a profusion of camellialike flowers.The double-flowered Gardenia jasminoides originated in south China, while Gardenia thunbergia, which has single, strap-petalled flowers, is from South Africa.
Care and Handling
Handle gardinas as little as possibile. Touching petals causes bruising.
Ideal for corsages and wedding work. Makes an impression when floated in a bowl or dish.
Colors: White, cream.