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Flowering Tobacco in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nicotiana

 

Flowering Tobacco

Several species of Nicotiana are grown as ornamental plants, others are grown commercially to provide the leaf for tobacco. Plants are native to warm tropical and sub-tropical regions but are easy to grow if the right conditions can be met. The fragrant flowers begin to appear and bloom in the early summer and will continue to bloom all season. Florets are trumpet shaped, with red, white, rose, pink, yellow, and lavender colours.

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plant Features
  • Flowering Tobacco likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Flowering Tobacco likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Flowering Tobacco is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Flowering Tobacco likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Flowering Tobacco

Latin name

Nicotiana

type

Tender perennial

family

Solanaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Flowering Tobacco likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Flowering Tobacco is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Flowering Tobacco likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Flowering Tobacco likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Flowering Tobacco is 0.60meters x 0.90meters 0.60 M 0.90 M

Nicotiana

Several species of Nicotiana are grown as ornamental plants, others are grown commercially to provide the leaf for tobacco. Plants are native to warm tropical and sub-tropical regions but are easy to grow if the right conditions can be met. The fragrant flowers begin to appear and bloom in the early summer and will continue to bloom all season. Florets are trumpet shaped, with red, white, rose, pink, yellow, and lavender colours.


Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Nicotiana are grown from seeds. Nicotiana seeds can be directly seeded into your flower garden, or seeded indoors for transplanting later. An early, indoor start, translates into an earlier bloom. Sow seeds early in the season (after last frosts if sowing outdoors) and cover lightly with 1/8" or less of fine garden or seed starting soil.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Nicotiana is easy to grow. Plants flower and bloom best in partial shade to full sun. Plants prefer a rich, well draining soils. Mix a healthy dose of compost into the soil prior to planting. Do not set out seedlings until after the last frost date your area. Plants are susceptible to frost. Ideal plant spacing is twelve inches apart.

 
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