My August Beauty gardenia is certainly living up to its name. I love gardenias so much that having a variety that blooms more often than just in May is a dream come true. This variety makes perfect white blooms on a fairly large shrub. The late summer blooms aren't quite as large as the ones in May, but they are certainly better than none. They still have that delicious fragrance that I love so well. This is the gardenia variety that I recommend to everyone who asks me which type to plant.