Nicotiana sylvestris

Nicotiana sylvestris

Tobacco plant

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

  • Botanical name: Nicotiana sylvestris
  • Common name: Tobacco plant
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Biennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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).

How to grow Nicotiana sylvestris

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

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

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 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 sylvestris and wildlife

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

Is Nicotiana sylvestris poisonous?

Nicotiana sylvestris 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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