Pronunciation: zal-oo-zee-AN-skee-uh oh-VAY-tuh
Common Name: Night Phlox
Height to: 10"
Width to: 24"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
Bloom Description: terminal spikes of salverform, crimson backed, white flowers to 1" across, each with 5 petal lobes, cleft into two further lobes; they open in sunshine and are produced over a long period.
- 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
- 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10
Soil Type: moist but sharply drained
Pests and Diseases:
- early summer
- mid summer
- late summer
aphids and spider mites indoors
Propagation: plants are short lived so propagate regularly. Take stem tip cuttings in summer, over winter in frost free conditions, and plant out in spring. Seed is not regularly produced in gardens. If available, sow at 50-55ºF/10-13ºC as soon as ripe or in spring
Native to: South Africa
Clump forming evergreen perennial, sometimes grown as an annual. Source: The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
Submitted by: Pectiwiccan