GARDENIA (ZHI ZI) - Gardenia jasminoides
GARDENIA (ZHI ZI) - Gardenia jasminoides
Pretty glossy green leaves make gardenia a nice small shrub.
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(TP/6')(FS/PS) Z8-10 The flowers of Gardenia are well known for their awesome fragrance in corsages and perfume, but the plant has medicinal uses as well. This variety has a decorative star shaped single flower that smells heavenly. Pretty glossy dark green leaves make a nice small shrub when flowers are not present. The berries are used in Chinese medicine to treat a range of ailments from fever, high blood pressure, insomnia and hepatitis to sprains, swelling and bruises. Can also be grown as a houseplant.