Gardenia is a white flower known for its rich floral properties and is particularly lovely in warmer summer months. Sultry as a summer evening and as intoxicating as an exotic perfume, the scent of gardenias settles like a memory onto your soul. The blossoms are just as enticing. Buds shaped like seashells unfurl into velvet soft flowers in the warmth and humidity of early evening. If you are shy and retiring, this is not for you. It is a head-turner!