Sweet Tobacco (Nicotiana alata) 700 seeds (#2126)
Nicotiana alata is mainly grown as an ornamental plant; numerous cultivars and hybrids are derived from it.
Flowers in variety of colors during the summer till fall. Grows better in sunny to partial shaded places.
Grows from 30 to 60 cm (12-24") tall and 30-40 cm (12-14") wide.
Has a lovely fragrance in the evening to night. Bloom late-afternoon to evening.
Seedlings do best when gradually introduced to outdoor environment over the course of a week. Plants tend to self-sow. Deadhead spent flower stalks for best blooming results.
Information source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotiana_alata
Approximately 1500 seeds in 1g packet.
Genus - Nicotiana
Species - alata
Common name - Sweet Tobacco
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 11
Height - 0,30 - 0,60 m
Spread - 0,30 - 0,40 m
Plant type - Annual
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
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
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Lime green, maroon red, white, yellow, pink, and crimson
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 +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.