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Nicotiana 'Lime Green'

Tobacco plant

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Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour






Skill level


Nicotiana 'Lime Green'

Plant details

Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' is a vigorous but short-lived tender perennial. It bears broad, spoon-shaped leaves and large, funnel-shaped, lime-green flowers. During the day the blooms wilt, but from early evening onwards they perk up and emit a seductive fragrance. The flowers are a magnet for night-flying moths. It makes a spectacular cut flower.

For best results grow Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' in a sheltered spot in well-drained soil in full sun. It's ideal for growing at the middle of an herbaceous border, and can be also grown in large containers on the patio.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Nicotiana

Cultivar: Lime Green

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 605cm

Spread: 25cm

Time to plant: May to May

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