Friday, May 22, 2020

Gardenia - the Elegant White Bloom with Exotic Fragrance

Gardenia

Gardenia is a native flower of tropical and subtropical regions. The scientific name of this white flower is Gardenia jasminoides, the name after Scottish botanist Dr Alexander Garden.

Surprisingly, Gardenia is in family of Rubiceae, so this flower is also the same family as coffee.

In Southeast Asia countries, this flower is called “the broken plate”. The folks had an image that the petals were similar to pieces of their broken plates, then they named it based on its appearance.

In the past, they used the porcelain for their table wares or kitchen wares, commonly white porcelain with flowers paints, including their plates.

Therefore, when they saw this flower, it reminded them to their broken plates. I compared between the pieces of broken plate and the petals, and this name makes sense for me.


Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty”

Now, over 200 varieties of Gardenia with wide range of variations of flower, height, tree, leaf, or time of blooms.

They have beautiful names of each variety, such as Aimee, August Beauty, Chuck Hayes, Golden Magic, Pin Wheels, Radicans, Shooting Star, Kleim's Hardy, and Thunbergia. 


Pieces of broken plate (from iStock)

They are garden treasures in Louisiana. Gardenias grow fantastically around my neighborhood, dominantly Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty' and 'Radican'.


The petals look like pieces of the broken white plate.

These trees are very common in the yards because they are easy to plant and they do not need a good care.

I just let the bushes grow in the corner my back yard with less of care. These perennial and evergreen trees are still exist even the bad winter hit them.



The last blooms for this year.

The scent of flowers is very sweet, pleasant, and lovely. I like to cut one or two and keep them in my car, meanwhile my Laotian friend, Souk, loves to spice up her hair bun by sliding this flower.

Unfortunately, my Gardenias only bloom once a year-round, in late Spring. Now, all of blooms are fading, and there are no more budding. So, I will wait for the late spring next year to see the elegant white blooms with exotic fragrance.

104 comments:

  1. Uy que bellas flores , intente sembrarlas pero en mi jardín no se dieron. Te mando un beso

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  2. Beautiful images Thanks for all the facts Lovely getting to know more about this flower xoxo Cris
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  3. Some time ago my aunt grew gardenias! Thank you, Evi!

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  4. Es preciosa, yo la tengo en mi jardín, saludos amiga, cuidate.

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  5. It is a very beautiful flower and smells so good!
    Happy memorial day!
    Hugs!

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  6. I love gardenia 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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  7. Gardenia is undoubtedly a beautiful flower.
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    Wishes for a happy weekend
    Take cover

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  8. beautiful 😍
    greetings
    Lili

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  9. Bellissimo il fiore di gardenia e poi ha un profumo favoloso.
    Molto interessante la curiosità che il fiore assomigli ai piatti rotti.

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  10. Un fiore bellissimo, molto ben delineato in questo tuo interessante articolo.
    Cari saluti,silvia

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  11. Hi! Gardenias are one of my favourite flowers. Thanks for sharing.
    I hope you´ll visit my blog soon. Have a nice day!

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  12. Lovely gardenia, I think it is more of a houseplant in Canada.

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  13. These are such beautiful flowers. I never knew about the broken-plate name!

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  14. My father used to grow gardenias in his yard and would bring in blossoms and place them in a vase. Really beautiful.

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  15. I love gardenia.Interesting comparison to broken plates.In Gardenia it"s very difficult to grow. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. We love these gardenias. I tell you an anecdote maybe a little silly, Evi. I didn't know what a gardenia was until I heard Marlon Brando pronounce it on Apocalypse Now when it evokes the poem by T.S. Eliot. Unforgettable for me that scene from that moment when I wanted to see a garnenia to fall in love with all of it (shape, color, fragrance) definitely with her forever.

    Huge hugs and grateful for another great post, Evi.

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  17. Piękny kwiat!!!
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)

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  18. Gardenias are one of my favorite flowers. They are so beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend Evi!

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  19. Me encanta la gardenia, la tengo en mi jardín. Besos.

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  20. Thank you for sharing! I was really interested in learning about gardenias
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  21. It's such an pretty flower and so interesting it reminded people of broken plates! :)

    Hope you are having a great weekend :) We aren't doing much, staying home and staying warm with that cold winter weather that's here!

    Away From Blue

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  22. Gardenias are beautiful. We have a large gardenia shrub with amazing fragrance! It is still budding like crazy.

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  23. Wonderful photos and interesting post dear!

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  24. I had gardenia in our previous house and loved it.

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  25. Thank you for a lot of info about Gardenia:)
    It's a beautiful flower!

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  26. Gardenia's are one of my favorite flowers. I bought a plant one time, but all the blooms died and the plant just kind of didn't look too good. It may have been too cold.

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  27. Gardenia’ s flowers are beautiful!
    Happy Sunday!
    Xo

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  28. Such a pretty flower, very interesting to read about the broken plates

    All the best Jan

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  29. I'm impressed. These are extremely beautiful flowers!:)

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  30. I have 2 Gardenia plants grown in pots in my garden. Love the sweet fragrance.

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  31. It's a very beautiful flower, I love it

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  32. I love Gardenias too! They look so beautiful and smell so good!
    Here at home we've got 3 plants on the terraces: 1 white, 1 red/fuchsia and 1 yellow!
    Baci!
    XO
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  33. Ich mag weiße Blumen auch unheimlich gern, sie wirken so edel. LG Romy

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  34. Beautiful flower and very interesting post.

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  35. Gardenias, besides being wonderful flowers, have a fragrance that I love.
    Very interesting the comparison of gardenias petals with pieces of a broken plate.
    Hugs and take care.

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  36. Your gardenias are so beutiful!

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  37. Preciosas! Muy buena información sobre ellas.

    Abrazos.

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  38. Hi Evi, beatifull flower. We have Gardenia's trees in our Bothanic Garden. They are really pretties and the fragance is lovely.
    kisses


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  39. I love gardenias! They really do have the most intoxicating scent.

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  40. Muy buena y bonita entrada, como es normal en ti.
    Tengo una sola maceta de Gardenias, que hace una semana empezó a florecer, y de un día a otro, todas se marchitaron por la fuerte calor que hizo, y porque el día anterior no pude regarlas, la buena noticia es, que ya tiene brotes nuevos.
    Un abrazo, Evi, y espero que por ahí ya estéis empezando a ver la luz al final del túnel. Por aquí ya podemos salir a la calle y tomarnos unas cervezas con los amigos, en las terrazas de los bares, siempre que se mantengan las normas de seguridad.

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  41. Lovely Flower

    Kisses
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  42. Amo flores!

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  43. Very nice flowers! 🌼🌷🌺✔️✔️✔️ Thanks for sharing! 🌈🌈🌈

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  44. Me encanta esta flor Evi. Es preciosa.
    Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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  45. Gardenias are so beautiful.
    Have a nice day.

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  46. Hola hermosa! aquí un poco desanimada y alejada del blog pero aquí sigo callada!!
    Mira que interesante información no sabía que a la Gardenia le decían plato roto! cada día se aprende algo nuevo, y que lindo que las personas en tu vecindario amen la naturaleza!!

    Besotes y abrazos inmensos!!

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  47. Sering lihat di kampung saya .......

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  48. How Pretty! These flowers made me smile :)

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  49. Gorgeous flower!
    The broken plate seems the flower. So cute!
    Keep safe.
    A hug.

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  50. I love gardenias! ❤
    Have a nice day!

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  51. Without a doubt, this beautiful white flower, called Gardenia, when looking at its petals, looking at pieces of broken dishes.
    The perfume of these flowers is very sweet and I love it too.
    The shape of these flowers are reminiscent of those of camellias.

    Have a happy weekend!

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  52. Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings and take care.

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  53. Oh how lovely it was fun to learn all this about this pretty bloom. I just bought plants for my indoor space and I hope they do OK.

    Ah very inspiring and helpful, thanks for posting :)

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  54. beautiful flowers. I bet the smell is wonderful!

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  55. Wow, beautiful flower! I love when they bloom!:)

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  56. I didn't know it was called Gardenia.
    Looks so dainty and lovely.

    Ann
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  57. I love flowers, in general, and the smell of the gardenia is really beautiful!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  58. I learned something new about gardenia flower from you. Gardenias are beautiful, no doubt about it. I didn't know they belong to the same plant family as coffee nor that there are so many different varities of it. You are lucky to have them in your garden.

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  59. ¡Hola, Evi!
    Me encantan las flores y las plantas, es una de mis aficiones favoritas. En mi cocina tengo variedad de cáctus enanos. Contemplarlos cada día alegra mis mañanas. Las gardenias de tus fotos son hermosas. Me ha llamado la atención el sobrenombre de "plato foto". Jijiji. No lo merecen, ellas son bellas. Pero toda opinión se respeta.
    Cuídate.
    Un abrazo desde Perú. 🌷😘🇵🇪

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  60. Very nice pics! 👏👏👏 Thanks for sharing! 🌈🌈🌈

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  61. Very beautiful flower 👍❤️

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  62. Uwielbiam te kwiaty są piękne. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  63. I think this flower is very beautiful!
    Thank you for your visit;
    I already have a new post.
    Good entry in June.

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  64. Very very sweet! Love gardenia! Kisses and Read!

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  65. I didn´t know this flower, but it´s super beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us
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  66. A beautiful flower, I love gardenias ^^
    xx

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  67. la has retratado de una manera preciosa

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  68. Beautiful white flower Evi, it's nice a gardenia. Today it is a little raining here, it's good for the flowers and nature.

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Gardenia - the Elegant White Bloom with Exotic Fragrance

Gardenia Gardenia is a native flower of tropical and subtropical regions. The scientific name of this white flower is Gardenia jas...