Gardenia, Common (Gardenia jasminoides)
(Cape Jasmine, Zhi-zi, Gardenia)
Low-growing evergreen shrub native to China and Japan and and hardy to 30 degrees F (-1.1 degrees C) . Cultivated worldwide for its waxy, delightfully fragrant blossoms, Gardenia is best planted outdoors in the south and kept as a potted plant in the northern states. The fruits are used in Chinese medicine, considered one of the herbs that drains heat and resolves toxicity. The flowers are used to flavor tea. Plant prefers part shade to full sun and moist, rich, slightly acid soil.
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