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A night bloomer that wafts year round in z10

Posted by mrmiddleton z10 SF (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 14, 07 at 1:42

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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RE: A night bloomer that wafts year round in z10

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

RE: A night bloomer that wafts year round in z10

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?

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