New Gardenia found to be larger than the largest so far

snasxs(7-8 VA)August 12, 2008

The flower-shape is nicely round and deep.

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greenchic(7)

I can almost smell it's sweetness!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2008 at 11:32PM
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longriver(SF Bay Area)

I am very much impressed by the petal layers and numbers. Can you let us know how many petals and how many rows?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2008 at 5:49AM
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birdsnblooms

Snasnx..Wow, what a beauty..and like Greenchick, she took the words out of my mouth..it 'looks' so fragrant..Um
Do you know the type of Gardenia?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2008 at 2:15PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

snasxs, I am curious also, what variety is your gardenia? Can you post a picture of the whole beautiful plant? It really is very pretty!!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2008 at 7:15PM
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allison1888

fabulous!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 12:32PM
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jimshy

Snasxs, that's just awesome! Flower shape and substance are superb -- what are the measurements, please?

And of course, is it less finicky than other gardenias? ;>)

Jim

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 7:25PM
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mersiepoo(6)

Thanks Snasx...I just get out of the booby hatch, post my latest info on my gardenia..and you show this beautiful..LUSH...YUMMY looking HUGE gardenia flower!!

I feel a facial tic coming on... ;D

    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 6:52PM
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snasxs(7-8 VA)

Oh, come on Mersie, receive the positive joy from me.

BTW, despite the size and petal-count, the center of this plant is completely preserved. It means that the petal-count can further increase after turning the stamens and style into petals.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2008 at 5:16PM
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phalden(z9 CA)

I came across an amazingly large gardenia called 'First Love'. The flowers were around 5 inches and still super fragrant. Just FYI to those who might be looking for a large flower gardenia. The description on the tag claimed it to be THE largest of all gardenias.

Here is a link that might be useful: IMAGE

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 1:16AM
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mersiepoo(6)

Now I have to add THIS to my wants list! Seeing as I haven't killed my Belmont yet. YET. 5 Inches...oh wow!!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 1:32PM
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snasxs(7-8 VA)

Yup!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2009 at 8:37PM
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longriver(SF Bay Area)

To compare with size, this one is not going to make it. It is at other end of scale. Only a few nice petals, small and elegant. However they share the same genetic trait. The fragrance, I know, should identical.

The original plant was in Taiwan. It was a very old plant, The trunk was estimated about 6 to 7 inches in diameter

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 1:58PM
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