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Nicotiana sylvestris

To swap with Gareth Jones

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Plant Finder: about Nicotiana sylvestris

Common names

Flowering tobacco, Tobacco plant


Nicotiana sylvestris (Flowering tobacco). This is a tall and graceful half hardy annual, which is filled with clusters of white, star-shaped flowers during the day, which are intensely scented at night. The leaves are lyre-shaped.


They will produce marginally frost hardy to frost tender plants, they will require full sun or light shade with fertile, moist but well-drained soil. You can propagate from seed in the early spring. They are poisonous and allergenic.

Interest and use

Border, shade, fragrance. Leaves are poisonous if eaten.

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Nicotiana sylvestris | Longridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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