A night bloomer that wafts year round in z10

mrmiddleton(z10 SF)August 14, 2007

Zaluzianskya capensis "Midnight Candy" closes during bright daylight into a wipe and purple striped ball about 1/4" in diameter. It opens on dim days, or at twilight, revealing white petals, and releasing a very strong and distinctive fragrance of cake batter. It is a perennial in my zone => and blooms nonstop. It has been in bloom for over two years, and just slows down when it is setting seed.

It is in a fragrant night planter box with Nicotiana x sandarae 'Perfume Deep Purple' and Mirabilis bicolor. The smell of Zaluzianskya capensis overwhelms the other two.

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mandyroy

What a beautiful picture mr.middleton! It just 'looks'
like it's smellicious!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2007 at 12:07AM
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hecekin

I've propagated night phlox from seed and now going to transplant it into my garden. Is it a must to transplant it to full sun or can it tolerate 3-4 hrs of sun?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 3:27AM
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