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Nicotiana sylvestris

Flowering tobacco

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  • Nicotiana sylvestris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Nicotiana sylvestris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height1.2m to 1.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite-green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Tobacco plant

Origin

Argentina

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Annual sow then plant out

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch for snails and caterpillars.

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