Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Hort Answers

Annual

Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana alata

Nicotiana 'Domino Mix'
Nicotiana 'Domino Mix'
 
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

'Avalon Series' 6-12 inches tall, pink, red, purple flowers, compact plants

'Domino Antique Shades' 10-14 inches tall, deep rose flowers

'Hummingbird Lemon Lime' 6-12 inches tall, pale lime green flowers

'Hummingbird White' 6-12 inches tall, white flowers

'Perfume Mix 18-24 inches tall, mixed colors

'Tinkerbell' 6-12 inches tall, rose flowers, short plants

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

Bacterial Disease

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Flea beetle, botrytis, pseudomonas leaf spot
 
Additional 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

 

 
Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic