~~Gardenias Intensely fragrant white blossoms contrast beautifully with shiny, leathery dark green leaves. Plant them high (like azaleas and rhododendrons) and don’t let them be crowded by other plants or competing roots. Gardenias do well in large pots
In early summer, this classic evergreen shrub bursts into flower with thick, Gardenia - white and waxy blossoms that release an intoxicating aroma that can perfume an entire garden. I wish I lived in a climate that would grow gardenias outside.