The ornamental tobacco plant has a compact growth and produces numerous star-shaped flowers in many bright colours.
Flowers in mixed bright colors 4-5 cm in diameter from June to October - approximately 10 weeks after germination.
Perfect and easy to grow flower for flower beds and containers.
Genus - Nicotiana
Species - Affinis
Variety - Avalon Mix
Common name - Ornamental Tobacco Plant
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Annual
Hardiness zones - 4 - 11
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Height - 0,30 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Growth rate - Fast
Bloom season - june - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Mix
Soil PH - Acid, neutral
Soil type - Average garden soil, loam and sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Cottage or mixed border gardens for both visual texture and floral fragrance
Sow indoors from March to April. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds.
Sow thinly on the surface of a tray of pre-watered compost. Place in a warm, light position. A temperature of +15-+20C is ideal.
Keep the compost moist. The tray can be covered with clingfilm to preserve humidity, but remove when seedlings appear, usually in 10-20 days.
Transplant them 5cm apart to other trays when large enough to handle. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem.
Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 30cm apart, into well-drained soil, when frosts are over.