- Flower nameZaluzianskya capensis
- Scientific nameZaluzianskya capensis
- Aliasナイトフロックス, ミッドナイト・キャンディ, Night phlox
- Place of originSouth Africa
- Place of floweringGarden, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Zaluzianskya capensis
Zaluzianskya capensis (scientific name: Zaluzianskya capensis) is an evergreen perennial/annual herb native to South Africa, belonging to the genus Zaluzianskya in the family Scrophulariaceae. It blooms in the evening in spring and is aromatic. The flowers are white on the front and reddish purple on the back, and close during the day to look like reddish purple buds. Since it originates from a dry region, it is treated as an annual in humid Japan, where it does not survive the summer.
The genus name "Zaluzianskya" is a dedication to the Polish botanist, AdamZaluzianskyvonZaluzian (1558-1613). There is also a shorter Zaluzianskya ovata (Zaluzianskia ovata).
Common name: Zaluzianskya capensis, Scientific name: Zaluzianskya capensis, Also known as Night phlox, Midnight candy, Origin: South Africa, life style: perennial, treated as an annual in Japan, plant height: 10-40 cm, flowering season: April-May, flower color: white (the upper leaf), reddish purple (The underside of the leaves), uses: garden planting, potted planting.