The gardenia flower symbolizes secret love, purity and peace, according to's Flower Dictionary. The gardenia was often used during the Victorian era to express anonymous or hidden love. Gardenias are also us... More » World View Symbolism

Care for gardenia flowers by placing the plant in a good location, using well-drained soil, watering the plant deeply, adding mulch and fertilizing the gardenia bush. This bush needs a tropical environment to thrive, req... More »

Gardenias can be grown as either an indoor plant or an outdoor plant, depending upon location. Gardenias prefer to grow in zones 8 to 10. In zones outside these locations, growing them in pots and bringing them indoors i... More »

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