Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana x sanderae 'Avalon Mix') in the Nicotianas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: Minimum of 73 degrees F
Depth to plant seed: Surface sown (not covered)
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects

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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2015-07-02
By chelle
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Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b) on Jul 9, 2015 5:25 AM

Fantastic, very short, full-flowering and free-blooming nicotiana. This plant lacks a highly discernible scent, but it's a colorful filler and an excellent, somewhat mounding groundcover. Plant performs equally well in the ground as it does in containers. These plants love lots of moisture and perform best with plenty of decomposable matter added to the planting area.
Plants are undesirable to rabbits, groundhogs and other furry, four-legged pests. To date, the plant has also proven to be of low desirability to Japanese beetles.

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