Nicotiana- Tobacco Plant

The tobacco plant is a charming annual, very attractive in flower arrangements.

Situation:

Can be used in borders, but the stems are fairly limp and may need careful staking

Soil:

To avoid rampant growth it should not be given very rich soil.

Propagation:

Sow in warm conditions under glass from early spring onwards, or in mid spring in a cold frame.

Prick out once and plant out in late spring, 25-30 cm apart.

Nicotiana alata: Height 1 m; fragrant white flowers streaked with violet on the outside, in summer. Nicotiana X sanderae: Height to 75 cm; flowers from early summer until autumn, in a variety of colours: white, yellow, red, also green – a very unusual shade. As a rule they are fragrant as well, and in the case of the ‘Daylight Hybrids’ they remain open during the day.

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