WOODLAND TOBACCO Nicotiana sylvestris

WOODLAND TOBACCO Nicotiana sylvestris

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Nicotiana sylvestris is a species of the genus Nicotiana, known by the common names woodland tobacco, flowering tobacco, and South American tobacco.

Flowers are produced on many-branched stems. The flowers are tubular, white, borne in racemes held above the foliage. Flowers can be over 7 cm long with a face 2 cm wide. Their scent is strongest at night, to attract pollinating moths.

Nicotiana sylvestris is cultivated as an ornamental plant. Though this plant is often grown as an annual, it is perennial in zone 10-11.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Height: 1.2-1.5m, 47-59"

Location: Sun

Type: Annual, blooms first year from seed

Seeds per pack: 50

Note: This plant species may have toxicity.

Germination: Place the seeds on the surface of a pre-moistened seed-start mix. Do not bury the seeds. Water the seeds in with a spray bottle. Keep moist until germination. Plant outdoors once all chance of frost if past.

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