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Genus of about 55 species of sticky, low-growing annuals and evergreen perennials and subshrubs from grassland and rocky slopes in South Africa.
They are grown for their spikes of salverform, heavily scented flowers and suit a sunny border or alpine house.
Alpine or rock plantThese plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Tender - cool or frost free greenhouseTolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowRequires sharply drained, humus-rich soil in full sun. Water freely when in growth but keep barely moist through winterPests & DiseasesAphids, red spider mites under glassPlace of originSouth Africa
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)Half hardy (down to 0)
Scented PlantsScented flowers
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of ZALUZIANSKYA
crimson-backed white flowers which open in the evening and release a pleasant scent. Each petal is notched at the tip to give a 'whirligig' effect. Sticky, toothed, aromatic grey-green leaves