cape jasmine is native to asia. its flower from birth to blossom is like a tango dancer dressing in white, swirling elegance and dynamic. the fragrance is rich yet delicate. and its fruit is unique.
梔子 cape jasmine (gardenia jasminoides) – 植物界 plantae kingdom | 被子植物門 magnoliophyta division | 雙子葉植物綱 magnoliopsida class | 龍膽目 gentianales order | 茜草科 rubiaceae family | 梔子屬 gardenia genus | 梔子種g. jasminoides species
- 名子的由來： “卮”為古時酒杯的名稱，梔指它的果實樣子《樹木谷》
- gardenia jasminoides, (common gardenia, cape jasmine or cape jessamine) is a fragrant flowering evergreen tropical plant. it originated in asia and is most commonly found growing in vietnam, southern china, taiwan, japan and india. it has been in cultivation in china for at least a thousand years, and was introduced to english gardens in the mid 18th century. (source: wikipedia)
- it gained its association with the name jasmine as the botanist and artist georg dionysius ehret had depicted it and queried whether it was a jasmine as the flowers resembled the latter plant. the name stuck and lived on the old common name and scientific epithet. the common names cape jasmine and cape jessamine derive from the earlier belief that the flower originated in cape of good hope, south africa. (source: wikipedia)