A rose-type Gardenia from the wild

snasxs(7-8 VA)April 26, 2009

I just found this in China. The flower is large and of rose shape. The best value is that it retains the complete center which has the potential for more petals.

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snasxs(7-8 VA)

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    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 7:53PM
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jimshy

Very nice, especially in that pot! I wonder if the average gardener would notice the difference between this one and a semi-double gardenia, but it definitely has potential!

Jim

    Bookmark   April 29, 2009 at 6:56PM
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tnangela

Very nice. And this is a species from china? I've been playing with hybridizing cold hardy gardenia. All of my gardenias displayed some cold damage from the 0 F we had this winter, except for one Daisy x Mystery seedling of mine. One I ordered named 'Frost Proof' was completely defoliated (ha!).

I have hundreds of Daisy x Chuck Hayes & Chuck Hayes x Daisy seedlings coming up right now.

This year it's gonna be Chuck Hayes x Mystery.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2009 at 6:38PM
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