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How often do gardenias bloom?

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An evergreen shrub that thrives in warm weather, gardenias typically bloom from about mid-spring to well into the summer months. Gardenias are easily recognizable by their iconic white flowers and strong distinctive smell.

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Also known as cape jasmine, gardenias grow solitary blooms, or occasionally small clusters, with between 5 and 12 petals, depending on the species. While they are most identified as having white flowers, there are yellow species as well. The fruit is used as a yellow dye for clothes and food and is used within traditional Chinese medicine to treat a fever. Polynesian people in the Pacific islands use the blooms for necklaces.

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