Gardenia

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    Gardenia @ Kojimachi
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    Gardenia @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)
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    Gardenia @ Kojimachi
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    Gardenia @ Plaza Motokaga
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    Gardenia @ Kojimachi
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    Gardenia @ Plaza Motokaga
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    Gardenia @ Tokyo medical botanical garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Gardenia
Formal Name
Gardenia jasminoides
Alias
common gardenia
Habitat
East Asia
Morph
Evergreen shrub

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What is Gardenia

Gardenia (scientific name: Gardenia jasminoides) is native to East Asia and is an evergreen shrub of the Rubiaceae. The leaves are shiny and have an elliptical shape. Extend the inflorescence from the axils in the early summer and add fragrant pure white flowers. The flower is a tubular flower and the tip is split 5-6. Initially, the flowers that were pure white also turn yellow as time passes. The fruit ripening in the fall contains crocin (Crocin) which is the same ingredient as saffron and becomes yellow coloring. Use the dried fruit as a pigment that colors yellow chestnut or use it as a traditional Chinese medicine. The name of gardenia is the name of a botanist. Breeding is done with cuttings. Floral flowering is the basic type, but double flowering, there is also Ohwa blooming. Recently, as a dwarf variety, tree height and small flowers and leaves are smaller than gardenia Gardenia radicans) are distributed in pots.

In Japan, representatives of fragrant flowers are Spring Daphne(scientific name:Daphne odora), summer gardenia (cod roe), and Autumn Osmanthus aurantiacus (Kinmokusei, sceientific name: Osmanthus fragrans var. Aurantiacus).

Common name: Gardenia, scientific name: Gardenia jasminoides, aka: Gardenia jasminoides, Cape jasmine, Common gardenia, Origin: East Asia, height: 100 to 150 cm, leaf blade: 10 to 15 cm, basic species: single bloom, number of petals: 5 to 6 petals, flower Diameter: 10 cm, flower color: white, flowering period: June - July, fruit length: 1.5 - 2 cm, fruit color: red red, fruit period: October - November.

Detailed information

Order
Gentianales
Family
Rubiaceae
Genus
Gardenia
Species
G. jasminoides
Flower language
I’m too happy (Mar 16, Mar 18, Mar 19, Jun 07, Jun 30, Jul 07)
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Car
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
GardenPot flower
Color
White
Season
JunJul
Height
100 ~ 150 [cm]
Diameter
10 ~ 10

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