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Gardenia varieties, whether it is the taller growing Augusta or Florida varieties, or even the groundcover Radicans are classic, all-time favourites of many a keen gardener. For those who have been acquainted with the alluring and hypnotic fragrance of Gardenias, the chances are you have been captivated by this timeless plant, ever since. The splendid white flowers release an unmistakably beautiful fragrance that wafts through the garden and into nearby entertainment areas . . . creating a sense of calm, peace and timeless style, whatever the style of your garden may be.

Without a doubt, Gardenia Thunbergia White Gardenia is the hardiest and most fragrant of all the Gardenias. This variety originates from South Africa, and is a very resilient and fast growing variety that tolerates a range of difficult soils, in contrast the the hybrid varieties that typically present micronutrient deficiencies (yellowing in leaves), unless the soil is just perfect. Gardenia Thunbergia White Gardenia is far more forgiving, and generally much faster growing, which can be quite important if you are wanting to establish a screen or create a hedge. Gardenia Thunbergia White Gardenia is a relatively large but compact evergreen shrub with deep green leathery leaves that are punctuated by a complete coverage of delicate and exotically fragrant white flowers throughout the warmer months, typically from Spring through to Autumn.

This variety of Gardenia is most commonly grown as a feature specimen plant, or as an informal hedge (or screening plant) providing beautiful colour and requiring only a light trim after flowering, to keep it in shape. The leathery and glossy leaves of Gardenia Thunbergia White Gardenia ensure this evergreen plant which grows to around 2m in the first 5 years, is suitable for a range of high-end applications in the landscaping industry, as well as for designer gardens. Gardenia Thunbergia White Gardenia is suitable for pots, borders, rockeries and other garden situations, particularly dry areas where it may be difficult to establish other plants with higher water requirements. This variety is also suitable on nature-strips or other exposed areas. Gardenia Thunbergia White Gardenia is generally easy to grow and does not require any maintenance, will tolerate soils with generally poor nutrition and is resistant to most common garden pests and diseases.

Advantages of Gardenia Thunbergia White Gardenia

  • Beautifully exotic and fragrant flowers
  • Excellent hedging variety with glossy foliage
  • Long flowering season providing continuous colour in warmer months
  • Versatile flowering plant suitable in both pots and in the garden
  • Easy to grow and low maintenance
  • Resistant to most common pests and diseases


  • 2 - 3m height at maturity (ideally hedged at 1 - 1.5m height)
  • 40 - 50cm apart is a suitable planting distance for hedging
  • Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
  • Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
  • Hardy evergreen perennial

Seed Sowing Instructions

  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
  • Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden

What am I Purchasing?

  • Premium seeds of Gardenia Thunbergia White Gardenia
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Alison White (WA)
Gardenia Thumbergia

I have not planted the seeds as yet, but will do so in the next week or so. I was very pleased to be able to find this variety of seeds, as they are not available in WA. A grown such variety imported from one of the eastern states to WA, is subject to quarantine inspections and cost. I used to be able to find this variety of shrub in WA nurseries, but I have not been able to find it now for years. So the seeds were great to find. I found the service good and the seeds arrived promptly.

Janelle Holledge (QLD)
Gardenia Thunbergia

Seeds arrived within 2 weeks.
Easy to follow instructions.
Excited to see the end product.
Great customer service