The genus comprises 200 to 250 species of evergreen trees and shrubs, native to tropical and subtropical areas.
Latin name: Gardenia augusta
They feature fragrant flowers and leathery, glossy leaves.
They grow in partial or deep shade, in neutral and acid, humus-rich soils.
Plant in flowerpots.
Easily propagated by semi-woody cuttings in summer especially if mist propagation is used.
Evergreen shrub with green leaves and intensely fragrant white flowers in summer and autumn.