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Zaluzianskya ovata

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zaluzianskya (zal-oo-zee-AN-skee-uh) (Info)
Species: ovata (oh-VAY-tuh) (Info)

8 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive slocalgardengal On Aug 16, 2010, slocalgardengal from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

The flowers of this plant open in the evening and become steadily more fragant as the night progresses. The fragrance is jasmine/gardenia-like without the "too strong" undertones of gardenia. The flower petals are each split, so the flowers appear to be made of hearts.

Neutral rinomanfroni On Jan 7, 2009, rinomanfroni from Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have bought the seeds of this plant on the internet today and I can't wait to seed them and smell this so much emphasized fragrance of these flowers.

I live in Dallas TX.

Neutral Crasulady2 On Jan 13, 2002, Crasulady2 from Valley Village, CA wrote:

Where may I find this plant? Norma


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
San Luis Obispo, California

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