|Gardenia, Cape Jasmine, Gandharaj
|Gardenia jasminoides First Love
|China, Taiwan, Japan
|G. augusta, G. florida, G. grandiflora, G. radicans
Gardenia jasminoides First Love (Gardenia, Cape Jasmine, Gandharaj)
Gardenia jasminoides First Love (Gardenia, Cape Jasmine, Gandharaj) is Medium to large shrub, or sometimes small tree, frequently bushy, with ovate, elliptic, or lance-shaped, glossy, deep green leaves, 10cm or more long, usually borne in whorls of 3. From summer to autumn, produces 5- to 12-lobed, salverform, strongly fragrant, white to ivory flowers, to 8cm across, either singly or in few-flowered cymes. Usually grown in its double-flowered variants.First Love is upright, with dark green leaves to 7cm long, and fully double, pure white flowers.