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    08 / 25 / 2015

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Having my RV worked on (again) near Hattiesburg Mississippi and found these bushes around the shop. The leaves are shiny and the fragrant flower is a beautiful snow white. What is it? I took a few starts (with owners permission) and put them in water. Will they root that way?


  • steelekirk Flower Fanatic says:

    If you can find a sucker with a root, grab it. Otherwise a more mature stem treated with rooting hormone and placed in damp sand in a plastic bag W/ just the top sticking out.

    August 26th, 2015 at 10:57am

  • geogazing Registered says:

    Thank you. I had my suspensions that it was a Gardenia, but I wasn’t sure. When you say “farther down”, did you mean the lower younger branches or like suckers with some roots? Cathy

    August 25th, 2015 at 11:00am

  • steelekirk Flower Fanatic says:

    Gardenia. Generally you need a piece from farther down the plant to make starters.

    August 25th, 2015 at 11:03am

  • MrsB Green Thumb says:

    Gardenia. Lovliest fragrance. You can pot up if you dip woody stem cut on a slant in rooting powder.

    August 25th, 2015 at 10:10am

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