White flower and glossy leaves of a Gardenia taitensis
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Gardenia taitensis

A fragrant beauty. I may be the only one in Colombia with this plant grown from seed. It is a Gardenia that actually can bloom in Barranquilla. The nurseries will occasionally sell the standard Gardenia in full bloom, but they won´t bloom again as the night temperatures are too warm. There are surprisingly many tropical plants that don´t bloom or survive on the coast due to the night temperatures that will rarely dip below 75.

Gardenia taitensis white flower
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