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Nicotiana sylvestris

Tobacco plant

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour

White

Feature

Scented flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

This nicotiana has more than a touch of class, and makes an aristocratic statement at the back of a lightly shaded or sunny border. The leaves are as large and hairy as a commercial tobacco plant, but the stately flower stems are its eye-catching feature. They are topped in summer and early autumn with large, loose sprays of very long, slim drooping flowers. Opening by day, these are pure white and intensely fragrant. When in full flower, each head is quite startling and resembles a graceful explosion. Plants self-seed, or the seeds can be collected for storing. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Nicotiana

Species: sylvestris

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Flowering period: July to September


Reader reviews


flowering rose

this is a nice plant to grow as it has nice scent in the evenings .you will have to stake it as its another flopper.


flowering rose

this is a nice plant to grow as it has nice scent in the evenings .you will have to stake it as its another flopper.


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