Nicotiana alata

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  • Common Name: Flowering tobacco
  • Plant Story:

    The most popular of the flowering tobacco flowers, Nicotiana alata features evening blooming yellowish-green to white flowers. The species is rarely available but look for compact cultivars of red, pink, lime-green, and white flowers that open during the day. Do not plant near night-shade vegetables (eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes, or peppers).

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Pink,White,Yellow,Red
  • Planting Zone: 10-11
  • Height: 3-5 ft
  • Spread: 1-2 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Borders or rock gardens
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Birds, Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Mosaic Virus
  • Form: Clump forming
  • Special Care Instructions:

    May self-seed. Do not plant near vegetables in the nightshade families .


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