Nicotiana mutabilis

Nicotiana mutabilis

Tobacco plant

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Nicotiana mutabilis
  • Common name: Tobacco plant
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Native to Brazil, Nicotiana mutabilis bears masses of trumpet-shaped flowers all summer, which emerge white but develop a pink hue as they mature, and gradually darken to rose pink. The combination of new and old flowers creates a beautiful mass of different coloured blooms. Unlike other nicotianas, the blooms are pollinated by hummingbirds, so are not fragrant.

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Grow Nicotiana mutabilis in well-drained soil in sun or dappled shade, planting out after all risk of frost has passed. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

How to grow Nicotiana mutabilis

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Nicotiana mutabilis and wildlife

Nicotiana mutabilis has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Nicotiana mutabilis poisonous?

Nicotiana mutabilis is harmful if ingested and causes an upset stomach.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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