Zaluzianskya ovata (night scented phlox)

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Plant Details

A fantastic plant for the patio or where you sit in the evening. During a sunny day the flowers close to a lovely red hue and then as evening draws in the bright white flowers open to display their full glory and release a beautiful scent.

Aromatic, evergreen foliage that forms a dense, neat dome. The pink, match-head like buds remain closed during the heat of the day and then open wide to reveal the white upper parts of the flower and release the heady scent. 

Zaluzianskya ovata needs a good, rich soil that is well-drained in winter. Works very well at the edge of a raised bed, front of border or in a container on the patio. Hardy down to about -5c.

Usually flowers from June to September but may also flower outside of this period. Cut back hard after flowering and you should be rewarded with a second flush of flowers.

A valuable food source for moths, which have seen their numbers decimated in recent years.

Height and spread: 25cm (10in)

Zaluzianskya is named after Adam Zaluziansky von Zaluzian, a 16th-century Bohemian botanist.

Common name(s): Night Scented Phlox

All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.