Nicotiana alata 'Tinkerbell'

Nicotiana alata 'Tinkerbell'

Tobacco plant

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Flowers
Flowers
Yes
Yes
Yes

Key Information

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

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 30cm

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

Advertisement

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

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow
Sow
Yes
Yes
Plant
Plant
Yes
Yes

Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

Advertisement

Find the perfect plants for your garden

Plant type
Flower colour
Sun exposure
Select all

Related content

This is Secret Garden content

Unlock now
Subscriber only content Nicotiana sylvestris