Nicotiana sylvestris

Nicotiana sylvestris

Tobacco plant

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Nicotiana sylvestris
  • Common name: Tobacco plant
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Scented flowers

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Nicotiana sylvestris is a tall tobacco plant bearing elegant, long, white slim drooping flowers with an intense fragrance. It makes an aristocratic statement at the back of a lightly shaded or sunny border.  It also works well in large cotainers and makes a wonderful cut flower.

Grow Nicotiana sylvestris in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Cut flowers regularly to prolong blooming. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

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

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

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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