Common name: Gardenia
Botanical name: Augusta or Florida
Gardenias are a versatile flowering shrub which is known for their uniquely exquisite sweet perfume, instantly creating a romantic atmosphere.
Their fragrant and beautiful creamy white flowers can be seen from late spring to late autumn (November to May) with their best flowers flushing in the months leading up to Christmas.
As cut flowers they can be easily picked to use in posies and buttonholes (but great care is recommended as their delicate white petals can bruise and yellow easily)