Native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Southern Asia, Australia, and Oceania, gardenias are white flowers with a lovely fragrance. The species of gardenias can be difficult to grow elsewhere because they demand high humidity and bright light. They also have glossy, dark green leaves with a leathery texture.
Gardenias signify purity, sweetness and indicate secret love. It also conveys joy. Receiving some of these flowers lets you know that you are not lovely. Meanwhile, people associated with gardenias are outgoing, unique and mysterious people. These people love to explore and discover new things. In France, it is a traditional flower which men wear as boutonnieres.