21 January 2007
Aka Midnight Candy, aka Night Phlox. This is a South African annual that grwos up to a foot tall and has multi-branching stems which bear white/maroon-backed flowers. The blooms open the evening and release a sweet scent that is just like dolly mixtures. Again it is simple to grow (or rather simple for the not-wife to grow!).
I took this photo earlier today. It says something about how mild the winter has been so far that it is still in bloom after over five months. We are due a cold snap this week so I suppose it is the last we will see of any Midnight Candy until the summer.
Zaluzianskya capensis Midnight candy Night Phlox