Cape-Jasmine – Gardenia augusta (G. jasminoides) Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop our Growers Choice Subscription! Shop Now Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Gardenia, Cape-Jasmine Botanical Name: Gardenia augusta (G. jasminoides), gar-DEEN-ee-a au-GUS-ta or jaz-min-OY-deez Decorative Life: Last only 1-3 days or less under most circumstances depending on use and treatment. Flower Color: White Availability: Year Round Storage Specifics: Can be stored at high humidity for 2 weeks at 32-36 F. Tidbits: Gardenia was mistakenly thought to be an American plant, and was thus named in the colonial days after Dr. Alexander Garden from Charleston, South Carolina, a correspondent of Linnaeus. Usually used as a corsage, fully opened with a support collar made of leaves. The specific epithet name jasminoides means jasmine-like. Besides ornamentals, this family includes a number of important species noted for coffee, quinine, dyes and medicines.