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Gardenia vietnamensis - Vietnamese Gardenia Flower


Gardenia vietnamensis - Vietnamese Gardenia Flower (Gardenia vietnamensis - Vietnamese Gardenia)

My small Vietnamese Gadenia has a flower. It's had the bud all through winter. Now, the days are long enough and hot enough for it to flower. Photo taken on April 16, 2017.



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Gorgeous is it scented

16 Apr, 2017

 

Yes and all Gardenias are extremely fragrant. I have Gardenia thunbegia which has even a stronger fragrance and is more tropical. It also grows into a tree here in San Diego, CA.

17 Apr, 2017

 

Pretty .. how large are those petals ?

17 Apr, 2017

 

Sounds lovely thank you.

17 Apr, 2017

 

Large bloom. I have something called "South African Gardenia". It can be a large viney/shrubby thing. Only my keeping it on low water slows it down. I don't think I ever posted it anyplace. Its not especially tender...I have a feeling that yours is like J.sambac..not up to a freeze.

17 Apr, 2017

 

Terratoonie:

The whole flower measures 3 inches (8 cm) across.

18 Apr, 2017

 

Stan,

If you are talking about G. thunbergia (a native of south-east Africa). It's not anything like a vine. It's a very large shrub or tree to 20'. It has huge extremely fragrant flowers which cover the shrub or tree in summer. It has a big potato-like fruit, also.

18 Apr, 2017

 

Oop- my mistake Andy. I meant not Gardenia family but the Jasminium angulare is what I have. Sorry.

18 Apr, 2017

 

Thanks .. interesting to know the size of the flowers.

18 Apr, 2017

 

Stan,

I've done the same thing. I just wanted you to know it was a Gardenia species. It does grow in the SF Bay Area.

I do know of J. angulare. It grows here, also. It's a beautiful flowering, fragrant vine.

18 Apr, 2017

 

Terratoonie:

You're welcome. :>))

Gardenia jaminoides 'Mystery' has one of the largest and most fragrant flowers of any Gardenia. The flowers can measure 6" (16 cm) or more across. I used to grow them when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area.

18 Apr, 2017



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