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Directory of Annuals

Nicotiana
Nicotiana alata


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
12 Inches - 4 Feet
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Green
Pink
Purple
Red
White
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Medium
Tall
 

Features

Upright compact to tall plants offering trumpet shaped flowers all summer. Fragrant. Good for beds and containers.

Culture

Full sun, moist, well-drained soil

Cultivars

Short (10-16 inches)

  • ‘Starship’ Series
  • ‘Perfume’ Series
  • ‘Saratoga’ Series
  • ‘Domino’ Series
  • ‘Nicki’ Series

Tall (2-5 feet)

  • ‘Babybella’
  • ‘Whisper’ Series
  • ‘Sensation’ Series
  • ‘Only the Lonely’ 

Notes

Continuous display of scented flowers. Keep well watered during hot, dry weather.

Also look for the old fashion types or the species. They include:

N. langsdorfii 3-4 feet tall, bell shaped green flowers

N. sylvestris 3-5 feet tall, large leaves, long tubular white flowers

Attracts hummingbirds