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Name: mauinui
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mauicountry
Aug 7, 2016 12:07 PM CST
Aloha from maui. bought some gardenia seeds n they are growing n multiplying but just got some flowers but they are red & tubed shape ?! the leaves are more of a dull green & not the usual shiny dark green ?
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 7, 2016 12:30 PM CST
Welcome! mauicountry!

Those are definitely not gardenia! They look more like four o'clocks to me. Four o'Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)

Where did you buy the seed?
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 7, 2016 2:35 PM CST
I agree Definitely Four o'clocks. I'd ask for your money back from whoever sold you those seeds as gardenia.

Those flowers will open late in the day, and smell very nice. But they won't make a shrub like gardenia will.
Elaine

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