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Herbaceous Perennial

Zaluzianskya ovata

night scented phlox

A compact, clump-forming, evergreen perennial growing to 25cm tall. Its sticky leaves are up to 4cm long with toothed edges. White flowers with crimson-red backs are up to 2.5cm across with notched petal tips and arehighly scented in the evenings

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Scrophulariaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Zaluzianskya is a genus of compact, semi-evergreen perennials. By day, the flowers remain tightly curled up but by evening, uncurl into scented star-shaped white flowers blooming from mid to late summer.

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Africa, Lesotho

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in full sun in a moist yet sharply-drained humus-rich soil. Ideal for container planting

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or by cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Cut back hard after flowering to maintain their bushy habit

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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