Nicotiana alata 'Tinkerbell'

Nicotiana alata 'Tinkerbell'

Tobacco plant

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Nicotiana alata 'Tinkerbell'
  • Common name: Tobacco plant
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 30cm

Flower colours:
  • White
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Scented flowers

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Nicotiana alata 'Tinkerbell' is a vigorous but short-lived tender perennial. It bears broad, spoon-shaped leaves and large, funnel-shaped, red flowers with greenish petal backs. 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.

For best results grow Nicotiana alata 'Tinkerbell' 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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

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