Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata) in the Nicotianas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 1-3 feet
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Nocturnal
Flower Color: Green
Lavender
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Other: Greenish
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
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)
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: self seeds
Propagation: Other methods: Other: self seeds
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by kqcrna (Cincinnati, Oh - Zone 6a) on Jul 24, 2012 7:38 PM

Nicotiana alata flowers open at night, beginning at dusk. When open, flowers are fragrant.

It is a tall plant which routinely requires secure staking in my yard. It is also a favorite of hummingbirds.

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