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Night Phlox 'Midnight Candy'
Night Phlox 'Midnight Candy'
Night Phlox 'Midnight Candy'
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Night Phlox 'Midnight Candy'

Zaluzianskya capensis
One of the sweetest night-blooming flowers in your grandmother's garden! During the day, the clusters of closed flowers look like tiny drumsticks dipped in a dye pot of maroon. Then, at nightfall, a delectable light scent combining vanilla, marzipan, and honey radiates from the little open flowers. Hailing from South Africa, it is best when grown in a collection of clay pots in a warm, sheltered position where you can enjoy the aroma after dark.
SKU #S426
$4.00
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
793
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
1' h x 6" w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Rich, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Pure white with maroon undersides
Features
Great for containers
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface to 1/16"
Sprout Time:
7-15 days
Seed To Bloom:
10-12 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost. Keep at 65-70°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow after last frost.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Grow in clay pots and hanging baskets in fertile, very well-drained soil. It opens its flowers at night, radiating a sweet aroma. Use an even hand when watering, shear lightly after the first flush of bloom, and apply organic fertilizer for continuing bloom. Bring a pot indoors at night to enjoy this charming annual.
Final Spacing:
8"
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Keep moist but never saturated. Allow the surface to dry between waterings, being careful not to over or underwater.
Soil pH:
Not particular about pH
Fertilizer:
Mix in a couple of inches of compost prior to planting. Feed once per month with an organic, water-soluble fertilizer, or mix in a granular type after planting.
Diseases & Pests:
Does not tolerate saturated soil, but prefers to be kept evenly moist.

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