Dwarf plants in a wide range of colours with a well branched, bushy habit and a long flowering season.
Ideal for beds, borders, patio pots and tubs. Flowers from June to October.
Easy to grow once planted out. Water regularly.
Cut and come again variety. Cut flowers regularly to encourage growth and to prolong flowering window. Deadhead if you do not want it to self-seed.
Genus - Nicotiana
Species - Sanderae
Variety - Roulette Mixed F2
Common name - Flowering Tobacco
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 0.30 m
Spread - 0.25 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full sun to partial shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average garden soil
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Ideal for beds, borders, patio pots and tubs.
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White, red
Sow indoors from February 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 14-28 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.
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