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Gardenia taitensis Heaven Scent, Tahiti Gardenia

Gardenia taitensis Heaven Scent

Tahiti Gardenia
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Tahiti
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This hybrid variety is very rare and hard to find. The plant has huge double 5-6" flowers, normally semi-double, but sometimes they come in weird shapes. One of the few cultivated plants native to Polynesia. The intoxicating sweet fragrant blossoms are creamy white works of art. The biggest size gardenia flowers. Foliage is beautiful as well with its dark green shiny leaves, also large as big as 7-8" long and 4-5" wide. Read more about gardenias.


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Gardenia taitensis Heaven Scent (double flower)

This unique hybrid is very rare and hard to find. The plant has huge double flowers up to 5-6" wide, normally semi-double, but sometimes they come in weird shapes. One of the few cultivated plants native to Polynesia. The intoxicating sweet fragrant blossoms are creamy white works of art. The biggest size gardenia flowers. Foliage is beautiful as well with its dark green shiny leaves, also large as big as 7-8" long and 4-5" wide. It is not easy to grow and very sensitive to overwatering. However, grafted plants do much better in the ground than in pots and are relatively cold hardy (can take light frost). See size of flower in inches.

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot