Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia)

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Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia)

Post by M Farooq » July 25th, 2013, 2:22 am

Botanical Name Gardenia taitensis
Family Rubiaceae
Local Name in Urdu Not local but adapts well in our gardens
Common Name Tahitian gardenia
Life Cycle Evergreen
Cultivar Name NA
Fragrant or Not Highly fragrant
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) Bush
Height Upto 10 feet, slow grower
Spacing Grown as a solitary plant
Flowering Months Through out the year, mainly in the summer
Flower Color White
Growing Areas Not a native plant but survives very well
Frost Tender Yes
Exposure Full sun
Soil pH Tolerant, unlike ordinary Gardenia which requires acidic soil
Propagation Air layering
Uses Ornamental, fragrant oils
Other Details This is a relatively rare gardenia for Pakistani gardens because it is not a native plant. Gardenias are quite "difficult" plants because they demand lot of care in terms of soil pH and fertilization. However, Tahitian gardenia is just the opposite. It is a very robust plant, and the fragrance is almost the same as normal gardenia- although not as intense as the regular gardenia. No specific pests or soil pH requirements! It is a must have plant for those interested in fragrant gardens. Available from Shalimar nurseries -Karachi. Photography: M Izhar
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Re: Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia)

Post by usamaqadri » April 6th, 2016, 12:14 pm

so what i say to nursery man, will he know the english name? i live in karachi f.b area....

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Re: Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia)

Post by Izhar » April 6th, 2016, 12:16 pm

Ask Gardenia, they will recognize

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Re: Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia)

Post by usamaqadri » April 22nd, 2016, 9:33 pm

i went to shalimar nursery,the nursery man have not this plant. And other plants are very costly.. plz tell about some nurseries which have fragrant flowers like this and marwa,michelia chapka madagaskar jasmine star jasmine and some others and also have reasonable prizes...thanx

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Re: Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia)

Post by M Farooq » April 24th, 2016, 8:52 am

usamaqadri wrote:i went to shalimar nursery,the nursery man have not this plant. And other plants are very costly.. plz tell about some nurseries which have fragrant flowers like this and marwa,michelia chapka madagaskar jasmine star jasmine and some others and also have reasonable prizes...thanx
The term "reasonable price" is very relative. For the filthy rich a Rs. 5000 plant is quite economical. If you are really fond of plants, then it is not too high either. Actually, Shalimar is quite expensive but they don't compromise on plant quality. For a common man, buying a Rs. 2000-3000 plant could be expensive (including myself). Most of the "foreign" plants like this Gardenia and Michelia, the prices can be quite high because the sellers charge import fee.

If you like local plants, then raat ki rani, marwa, motia, haar singhaar and mawlsari are almost matchless in terms of their fragrance. All nurseries should have them.

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Re: Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia)

Post by hnasir » April 24th, 2016, 3:37 pm

Gardenia should be around 600 to 800 for a good sized healthy plant

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Re: Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia)

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » April 25th, 2016, 7:25 pm

hnasir wrote:Gardenia should be around 600 to 800 for a good sized healthy plant
It should be about 1/10.

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