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Nicotiana langsdorffii

Tobacco plant

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Plant type

Half-hardy annual

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Plant details

This is a particularly interesting tobacco plant from Brazil. It has delightful sprays of nodding, bell-like flowers in an unusual apple-green colour. The leaves are very sticky. Plants are tall, with branching stems, and create a real focal point in the flower border. They are half-hardy annuals, which can be grown from seed indoors, with heat, and planted out after the last frosts, in late spring or early summer.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Nicotiana

Species: langsdorffii

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Boggy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 35cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Flowering period: July to September

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