White orange eyed flowers.
Commonly known as the night phlox this highly scented variety unfurls its flowers of an evening. The flowers are held above low foliage on mass and open up to nearly 3cm across. Ideal as a container plant so as to admire when out socialising on the patio it will however survive in free draining rock gardens which do not get to dry in summer.
Hardiness: Hardy -7c
Highly scented. Flowering continuous throughout Spring and Summer. In winter leave the foliage on as extra winter protection. Trim back lightly in Spring to encourage new growth.
Common Name: Night Phlox
Life Cycle: Perennial
Foliage: elliptic / crenate
Basic Colour: (white / orange)
Flower Colour: white with orange centre
Natural Flowering: May – August
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 8 cm
Soil Requirements: dry in winter / well-drained / average / humus-rich
Soil ph: slightly acid / slightly alkaline / neutral
Location: border/ containers / for the rock garden
Usage: scented flowers / butterfly & moth food plant / unusual flowers
Pruning: Cut back to lightly after flowering in early Autumn
Origin: South Africa (Cultivar)
Zaluzianskya ovata ‘Orange Eye’ Growing Guide
Location: Plant in a sunny spot with well-draining soil.
Planting: Spring or early summer, spaced 12-18 inches apart.
Watering: Keep soil consistently moist, avoid waterlogged conditions.
Soil: Well-draining, slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0).
Fertilization: Use balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring.
Pruning: Pinch tips after flowering for a bushy shape.
Overwintering: Protect in cold climates; evergreen in mild areas.
Propagation: Propagate from stem cuttings in spring.
Fragrance: Enjoy the evening scent; plant near seating areas.
Deadheading: Remove spent flowers for continuous blooming.
By following these steps, you can grow and enjoy Zaluzianskya ovata ‘Orange Eye’ in your garden.