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Nicotiana alata ‘Tinkerbell’

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

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Nicotiana alata 'Tinkerbell'
  • Common name: Tobacco plant
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Pink

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Nicotiana 'Tinkerbell'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

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

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do not 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 not 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 not flower in May

Plant does not 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

Nicotiana 'Tinkerbell' and wildlife

Nicotiana 'Tinkerbell' is known for attracting butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Nicotiana 'Tinkerbell' poisonous?

Nicotiana 'Tinkerbell' can be toxic.

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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